BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (WLS) — A police officer was shot in southwest suburban Bolingbrook on Sunday evening, officials said.
Officials said police officers responded to a theft complaint at a business in the 100 block of South Bolingbrook Drive just before 6:15 p.m., but the suspect had fled the scene.
A Bolingbrook police officer found that suspect just before 7:50 p.m., officials said. The suspect opened fire, striking the officer.
The officer was taken to a hospital and is undergoing surgery.
Officials said the suspect is believed to be barricaded in a residence. There is a heavy police presence on the scene.
Illinois State Police are assisting with tactical operations and the investigation.
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