3 Chicago Cops Shot During Narco Investigation, Suspect Dead

Photo: fox2now.com

Photo: fox2now.com

Officers conducting a narcotics investigation in Chicago's Holman Square neighborhood on Monday night encountered a suspect who fired upon them, resulting in a gunfight that left three officers injured and the suspect dead.

The incident began when officers attempted to talk to a man standing in the area. He fled on foot and ran into a dark alley and when officers pursued him he opened fire.

Interim Chicago Police Superintendent John Escalante spoke to the officers on Monday evening. "I was able to speak to all three officers this evening. The mayor was here as well. He also spoke to all three officers, as well as their families. I want to thank the Chicago Fire Department for their quick response in getting our officers here safely," said Escalante.

Two of the officers were released from the hospital by Tuesday morning; however, one officer remains hospitalized.

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