A Harvey police officer and member of Mayor Chris Clark’s security detail exchanged gunfire with an attempted robber Wednesday afternoon in Chicago’s Lincoln Park area.
News choppers hovered over the scene on North Avenue and Halsted Street, with a notable heavy police presence, as police taped off Halsted.
According to Chicago Police Department officials, after four Black males wearing ski masks exited a Black Jeep SRT, an officer with the mayor’s detail fired shots.
NBC5 Chicago reports this occurred outside of Clark’s residence in the Goose Island neighborhood after the detail noticed a robbery in-progress. Clark and an officer with his detail returned fire, a source familiar with the situation told NBC5 Chicago.
No one is in custody, according to Chicago police. No injuries were reported, so far, as no one was transported from the scene. However, Chicago police officials said it’s possible an offender may have been struck by gunfire as they fled.
It’s unclear if Clark, a nearby store, or another individual were the target, if any.
The Lincoln Park Apple Store is in the vicinity of where the incident occurred.
This story is developing.