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Man charged in stabbing of off-duty Chicago officer

The officer was taken to the hospital in serious condition after being stabbed in the head


By Elyssa Cherney
Chicago Tribune

CHICAGO A South Deering man was charged with attempted first-degree murder in connection with the domestic stabbing of an off-duty Chicago police officer Friday on the city's South Side, authorities said.

David Johnson, 21, turned himself in to police about 8 hours after the attack, which took place in the 1600 block of East 76th Street in the South Shore neighborhood, police said. 

Pictured is David Johnson. (Photo/Chicago PD)
Pictured is David Johnson. (Photo/Chicago PD)

The off-duty officer, 47, was driving about 8 a.m. Friday when she was stabbed in the head, causing her to hit a school bus.

She was taken in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where her condition was later stabilized, police said.

A child on the bus was taken to Jackson Park Hospital complaining of a headache.

About 3:35 p.m. Friday, Johnson, of the 9700 block of South Commercial Avenue, turned himself into police in the 7600 block of South Chappel Avenue in the South Shore neighborhood, police said.

He is expected to appear in bond court on Sunday.

©2017 the Chicago Tribune

McClatchy-Tribune News Service

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