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November 05, 2012
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Cop shoots kidnapper after run down with car

Cop says he feared for his life when he fired, as the car charged toward him

By Jeremy Gorner and Jeff Danna
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO—A police officer in the Lawndale neighborhood shot and critically wounded a man suspected of abducting his 2-year-old child from a suburb and then running down the police officer as he approached Sunday evening, authorities said.

When the officer approached the man's car, he backed up, then unable to back further, went forward to try to drive off, hitting the officer, authorities said. The officer fired shots into car, striking the suspect, authorities said.

Chicago Police said in a statement that the officer, who has worked for the department for 16 years, was in fear for his life when he fired.

Full Story: Chicago Officer Shoots Suspect with Child in Car

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