An on-duty Chicago police detective was attacked and robbed by two assailants Monday evening as he was investigating an unrelated homicide in the South Shore neighborhood.
Criminal charges are pending against one man, while a second suspect remains at large following the incident in the 7700 block of South Yates Boulevard, according to the Chicago Police Department.
In a preliminary statement, the department said the detective was canvassing the area at around 7 p.m. Monday when he was approached from behind by the two suspects.
“One offender was armed with a handgun, while the other offender was armed with a knife,” the CPD said in a statement. “The offenders pushed the detective from behind and began physically assaulting him while rummaging through his pockets.”
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The detective’s partner came to his aid during the assault and the offenders then fled the scene, according to police. Responding officers located one of the suspects less than a mile away in the 2300 block of East 75th Street where he was taken into custody.
According to police, the detective is a 26-year veteran of the CPD. He was transported to an area hospital with injuries to his head and neck, but was listed as being in good condition.