A Chicago Police officer was shot late Wednesday in the Far South Side Rosemoor neighborhood.

The officer was shot in the hand “following a brief foot chase” shortly before 11:30 p.m. near 95th and Calumet, according to a statement from Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

He said the officer was in good condition at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn and “should be okay.”

A suspect is in police custody and a weapon has been recovered, Guglielmi said.

A police source said three guns were found at the scene.

A gas station at 95th and King was blocked off with crime scene tape while police investigated, as was the parking lot of a nearby Walgreens. Officers could be seen investigating behind houses in the 9500 block of South Calumet and the 9500 block of South Prairie.

Authorities investigate after a Chicago Police officer was shot in the hand Dec. 6 near 95th and Calumet. | Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times


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