On May 11, 2019, at about 11:25 p.m., an off duty officer, in full police uniform, stopped at the 7-11 located at 111 N. Carroll Avenue. While at the gas pumps, the officer observed a male victim being chased by another male suspect carrying a bladed weapon. The officer, fearing for the victim’s safety, intervened and fired his weapon towards the suspect striking him. The suspect was transported to an area hospital in stable condition. There were no other injuries during this incident.
The suspect is expected to be charged with Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. The officer is a 4 year veteran with the department. This offense will be documented on Case Number 094105-2019.