2 Men Charged with Shooting Chicago Cop During Robbery

(Sun Times Wire) Two men have been charged with shooting a Chicago Police officer in the leg and robbing a T-Mobile store Friday afternoon, police said.

Donzell Grant, 20, and Cortez Harrington, 24, each face seven felony charges, according to Chicago Police.

They allegedly shot the officer near 43rd Street and Ashland in a chase that followed the robbery, police said. The injured officer, a woman, was treated for her injuries at Stroger Hospital and released Friday night.

Minutes before the shooting, they had walked into the store about 1:30 p.m., announced a robbery and tied the male employees in the back of the store, according to police. They left with an undetermined amount of merchandise, police said.

Victims pointed officers in the direction the suspects ran, Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson told reporters outside the hospital.

After they got out of their squad car, “one or more offenders” opened fire on the two officers. The female officer — who has been with the department for about 2 1/2 years — was shot in the left leg, Johnson said.

A weapon was recovered, “but we’re still trying to make the determination with the ATF whether or not that weapon was involved in the incident,” Johnson said at the time.

Donzell and Harrington face the following charges:

• Two counts of attempted first degree murder;

• Armed robbery with a firearm;

• Aggravated battery — discharge of a firearm at an on-duty officer;

• Aggravated discharge of a firearm at a police officer;

• Armed kidnapping with a firearm; and

• Aggravated vehicular hijacking with a firearm.

They were both scheduled to appear in bond court on Monday. Continue Reading

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