Chicago police officer's prognosis good after being shot in chest
A fleeing suspect opened fire and a bullet struck Officer Del Pearson
By Frank Main And Kim Janssen
CHICAGO — It wasn't the first time someone pulled a weapon on Chicago Police Officer Del Pearson while he was performing a seemingly routine task.
In June 2007, Pearson fatally shot a man who pointed a gun at him as the man fled from a traffic stop. Pearson was awarded the Superintendent's Award of Valor.