CHICAGO — A man accused of shooting a bullet that ricocheted and struck a police officer in the head has been charged with attempted first-degree murder.
James Garland, 53, of the 2700 block of East 92nd Street in Calumet Heights, faces an aggravated battery charge at a Wednesday court hearing, officials said.
The officer, 34, was wounded at the home about 8:45 p.m. Sunday when a tactical team was executing a warrant on drug-related charges, police said.
Police entered the building through two different entrances. Garland allegedly fired a gunshot in the direction of one of the groups of officers.
The bullet bounced off a piece of wood and hit an 11-year veteran of the department in his head.
The officer was taken to Advocate Trinity Hospital before being transferred to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released, officials said.
Six people were taken into custody for questioning, police said. A weapon was recovered. Police fired no shots during the incident, officials said.
Police wouldn't comment on whether Garland was wanted in connection with the warrant.