- Associated Press - Wednesday, April 4, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) - Officials say a University of Chicago police officer responding to a call about a burglary shot and seriously wounded a student who was wielding a metal pipe.

The Chicago Tribune reports that university officials said in an email that three university officers responded just before 10:15 p.m. Tuesday in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood.

The officers encountered a male student breaking car and apartment windows with a long metal pipe. The email says the student charged at police when they ordered him to drop the pipe.


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One of the officers fired, hitting the student in the shoulder. The student was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Chicago police and the university’s Department of Safety and Security are investigating. The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.



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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

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