One officer was killed in the chin and protective clothing, another was hit in the hip and a bullet hit the third officer’s protective clothing, according to Brown. All three were transported to hospitals, along with two other officers with chest pain.
Their conditions were not immediately released.
Dr Samuel Kingsley, a trauma surgeon, told reporters that an officer with a wound on the left side of his neck was placed on a breathing tube and doctors were stabilizing him.
A suspect was shot and also taken to hospital, Brown said. His condition was not felt.
The shooting happened around 9:40 am as officers tried to arrest the suspect – described as a violent culprit in the car ̵1; in custody outside a police station on the Northwest side, Brown said.
Officials had found a car since June 26 at the city police station. The firefighters fired as they were taking the suspect into custody, according to Brown. “Officers ran after this car, identified it as that carjacking vehicle, stopped the car, put the suspect in custody and then the rest passed after,” Brown said.
Investigators were still trying to pick out the details of the confrontation, Brown said.
“I want to strongly emphasize the inherent dangers that they and every Chicago police officer experience every day in protecting Chicago residents,” the Superintendent said.
“When they leave home, they leave their loved ones and put up their stars and risk everything. They risk everything that protects us all.”
Mayor Lori Lightfoot asked city residents via Twitter to join her in praying for officials.
“Today is a searing reminder of the danger that our men and women of our Police Department face every day who put on their uniforms and leave their homes,” she wrote.
“This is the sacrifice they make to serve and protect our city and our fellow residents.”