Chicago officer shoots motorist who sped SUV into police car


CHICAGO -- Chicago police said an officer shot a motorist in the wrist after the driver sped and SUV toward the officer, striking a police car and a fence.

Police spokesman Sgt. Al Stinites said the shooting at a gas station on the West Side occurred late Wednesday after officers spotted an SUV wanted in connection to an earlier call of shots fired. He says officers were approaching the SUV on foot when the situation escalated.

The motorist was reported in stable condition at a hospital.

No officers were injured.

The officer who shot the motorist will be placed on desk duties for 30 days, as is routine in police shootings. The incident was being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.

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