A University of Chicago police officer opened fire while responding to a burglary call late Tuesday, authorities said, injuring a male suspect.
Around 10:13 p.m., the officer responding to a call in the 5300 block of South Kimbark Avenue in the Hyde Park neighborhood was involved in a “confrontation with a male subject” and discharged their weapon, according to Chicago police.
The suspect was struck in the shoulder area, officials said, and taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in serious condition.
Further details, including the suspect’s age, were not immediately available.
The officer involved was placed on administrative leave per department policy as authorities continue to investigate.