- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 17, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) - Two men face attempted murder charges after gunfire was exchanged with an off-duty Chicago police sergeant.

Police say 22-year-old Fernando Brieto-Solano and 26-year-old Juan Ramirez are due in bond court on Tuesday. Authorities say the sergeant shot and wounded Brieto-Solano after Brieto-Solano opened fire on the sergeant and his companions on the city’s northwest side. The sergeant and his companions were not wounded.

Police say Brieto-Solano sought treatment for his injury at Swedish Covenant Hospital. Police say Ramirez was charged after he was identified as being in the vehicle during the shooting and hiding a gun on hospital grounds afterward.

Investigators recovered a weapon.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating. The sergeant will be on administrative duties during the shooting investigation.


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