Off-duty Robbins Cop Witnesses Shooting in Gresham, Exchanges Fire with Suspects

(Sun Times Wire) Three people were in custody Tuesday morning after an off-duty south suburban police officer witnessed a shooting in the south side Gresham neighborhood and exchanged gunfire with the suspects.

A 21-year-old man was getting out of a vehicle at 11:38 a.m. near 81st and Loomis when three males approached in another vehicle, according to Chicago police. The man told investigators he heard shots and realized he’d been hit.

He was taken to Holy Cross Hospital with a gunshot wound to his right foot, police said. His condition was stabilized.

The off-duty Robbins officer witnessed the shooting and pursued the vehicle the suspects were in, police said. At some point during the encounter, the officer and the suspects exchanged gunfire, but neither the officer nor any of the suspects were hit.

The suspects’ vehicle eventually crashed near 73rd and Halsted in Englewood, police said. The three males got out and ran away on foot.

All three were eventually taken into custody, police said. Two guns were recovered inside the vehicle and a third was found near 72nd and Emerald.

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