CHICAGO — A woman was shot in the neck, one of her alleged robbers was shot by cops and a police officer was bit by a dog during an early morning chase Saturday in Albany Park, authorities said.
The chase started when a woman was stuck up about 3:45 a.m. in the 4500 block of North Christiana Avenue, said Officer John Mirabelli, police spokesman.
Three men in a dark-colored SUV drove up to a woman and demanded, at gunpoint, that she hand over her valuables. One man fired his handgun out of the SUV. The bullet grazed her neck, and the three men drove away, Mirabelli said.
As police searched for the suspects, a K-9 Unit officer spotted the SUV in the 5300 block of North Kimball Avenue and pulled it over, police said.
As two of the alleged robbers were being arrested, the third drove off in the SUV. He was then spotted by officers on foot in the 5400 block of North Spaulding Avenue, authorities said.
As officers chased him, he pointed his gun at them. Fearing for their safety, police fired at the gunman and hit him in the arm. The man was taken to Swedish Covenant Hospital, where he was listed in stable condition and was expected to be treated and released into police custody, Mirabelli said.
At some point during the chase, the K-9 Unit officer was "inadvertently" bitten by a dog, but not a police dog. She was treated and released from Swedish Covenant Hospital, Mirabelli said.
No other officers were injured, and charges were pending against the three men, police said.