According to the police, the unit witnessed the robbery going place and engaged the suspects in gunfire at approximately 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday in the 1800 block of North Monticello Avenue.
One of the officers had some very minor injuries and was sent to the hospital for treatment. It is not known whether any of the suspects who were involved were hurt in the incident.
There was no weapon found at the site, and the suspects have not been established as being responsible for the crime.
The inquiry into the shooting by police officers is being carried out by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA). According to the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the individuals implicated will be assigned to normal administrative jobs for the next 30 days.
Luis Antonio Zayas, who was 77 years old at the time of the robbery, was reportedly waiting to drop off his son at school when the suspects opened his car, placed a gun at his head, and demanded that he hand up his possessions. This information was provided by the Chicago Block Club.
Before they attempted to take him out of his vehicle, he gave the suspects his wallet, according to what he told the outlet about the incident. In the midst of the chaos, he made a distress call and informed the adjacent security detail.
“I was lucky. If I tried fighting, maybe they would’ve killed me,” said Zayas. “You never know what will happen when you have one gun and another gun on the sides of your head. That’s really something. … I’m glad I’m still here.”
According to Breitbart News, during the last weekend there were 35 people shot in Lightfoot's Chicago, including five people who were killed or died as a result of their injuries. On the evening of Halloween, on Monday, 14 people were attending a vigil when they were shot. Although no one was killed, some of the victims are currently in critical condition.
According to statistics provided by the Chicago Police Department (CPD), the number of serious crimes that have occurred in the Windy City as a whole has climbed by 39 percent since this time last year. The number of robberies has increased by 17 percent, while the number of carjackings has increased by an astounding 87 percent.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on Breit Bart.