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BRIEF: Harvey cop shot by robbery suspect in south suburb

HARVEY (MCT) — A Harvey police officer was hospitalized with non-life threatening wounds after being shot as he and other officers were responding to a robbery at a business in the south suburb, officials said.

The shooting happened at 5:57 p.m. Sunday at a business at 159th and Wood Streets in the suburb, according to press release issued by Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg.

After several officers arrived to the scene of the robbery, they encountered a male suspect who "immediately began shooting at the first officer on the scene," according to the statement.

The officer was taken to Ingalls Memorial Hospital in Harvey after sustaining non-life threatening injuries and his condition had stabilized, according to the statement.

As of 8:30 p.m., Illinois State Police, Cook County Sheriff officers and other local law enforcement agencies were searching for the suspect, according to the statement.

According to the statement, Kellogg "pledged and ordered the Harvey Police Department to utilize all available resources to ensure that the suspect responsible is captured and brought to justice."

(c)2013 the Chicago Tribune
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