(Tribune) A 19-year-old woman was charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the shooting of a Chicago police officer who was serving a warrant in the Humboldt Park neighborhood on Saturday night, authorities said.
Emily Petronella is accused of shooting the 34-year-old officer through a back door of a home in the 2700 block of West Potomac Avenue, police said.
The officer, part of the Grand Central District tactical unit, was serving what Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson described as a “typical” search warrant for “narcotics and illegal weapons.”
Petronella was arrested on scene as the officer was rushed to Stroger Hospital, where he received treatment and is expected to survive. He suffered a gunshot wound to the shoulder.
During an ensuing search of Petronella’s residence, officers found a large amount of cannabis, a semi-automatic pistol and large bundles of cash, police said.
Petronella is expected to appear in central bond court this afternoon, police said. She also faces additional felony charges of aggravated assault of a peace officer with a weapon, armed violence and discharge of a weapon, aggravated discharge of a weapon at a peace officer and manufacturing and delivery of more than 5,000 grams of cannabis as well as a misdemeanor count of violation of bail bond.
Cook County Court records show that Petronella was arrested Feb. 22 on a charge of unlawful use of a weapon. The charge was dropped on Feb. 26, records show.
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