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Police Open Fire After Driver Allegedly Rams Into Cop Car In Albany Park

No one was taken into custody, and police said they were attempting to stop the Jeep because they believed it was stolen.

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ALBANY PARK — Police opened fire on a Jeep after it reportedly ran into a police car Thursday afternoon in Albany Park.

Police tried to pull over a silver Jeep headed west on West Argyle Street, near the intersection of North Whipple Street, around 4 p.m. Thursday, according to said Officer Michelle Tannehill, a police spokesperson.

“The Jeep struck the police squad car as the officer [attempted] to exit the vehicle,” Tannehill said.

Shots were fired by police during the incident, but no serious injuries were reported, Tannehill said. One officer was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries, she said. 

No one was taken into custody, and Tannehill said police were attempting to stop the Jeep because they believed it was stolen.

The police shooting happened in a residential area near the border of Albany Park and Lincoln Square, a few blocks away from the North Park University campus. Edison Regional Gifted Center, at 4929 N. Sawyer Ave., and Hibbard Elementary School, at 244 W. Ainslie St., are also nearby.

At about 4:23 p.m., neighbors could see police SUVs, uniformed officers and police tape a few blocks away at the intersection of West Ainslie Street and North Francisco Avenue.