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ATF agent shot in the face in Chicago is out of hospital

The ATF agent, whose name hasn't been released, is expected to make a full recovery


Associated Press

CHICAGO — A federal agent who was shot and wounded by a purported street-gang member in Chicago has been released from the hospital.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives on Wednesday announced the update on Twitter . The ATF agent, whose name hasn't been released, was shot once in the face Friday and is expected to make a full recovery.

In this May 4, 2018 file photo Police from various agencies investigate the scene where a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent was shot, May 4, 2018, in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford File)
In this May 4, 2018 file photo Police from various agencies investigate the scene where a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent was shot, May 4, 2018, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Teresa Crawford File)

Ernesto "Ernie" Godinez, who is listed by police as a gang member, is charged with forcible assault. Charging documents say he opened fire as authorities conducted a middle-of-the-night "covert" operation to fit a tracking device on a vehicle in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.

Godinez was arrested Monday night. If convicted, he faces up to 20 years in prison. More charges could be added later.

 

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