Dolton Police officer shoots armed robbery suspect

August 19, 2019 GMT

CHICAGO (AP) — Officials say a police officer in the Chicago suburb of Dolton shot a man suspected of taking part in an armed robbery at a used car dealership.

Mayor Riley Rogers told reporters at a news conference that the shooting happened Monday when police responding to a call of an armed robbery confronted two men leaving the dealership where they had just allegedly taken the manager’s wallet at gunpoint. He says the suspects exchanged gunfire with police and one of them was shot. The suspect’s condition was not immediately known.

After the other suspect ran off, police asked residents to stay in their homes while they searched the area.


The officer who shot the suspect was also injured but Rogers says he was not shot.