A Chicago police officer assigned to bike patrol on the Near South Side was shot in the leg and a suspect was killed in an exchange of gunfire after the man began "acting erratically" at a park in the Prairie District neighborhood Thursday evening, authorities said.
The officer was taken by fellow officers to Northwestern Memorial Hospital from the shooting at Battle of Fort Dearborn Park after suffering what police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said were non-life-threatening injuries.
The man killed by police was identified Friday morning as Derek Love, 50. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital at 8:49 p.m., according to the Cook County medical examiner's office.
Given all the shooting news recently involving police officers, it's always scary when these headlines pop up - especially when it's this close to home.
(Hat tip: TM, BB, JG, MS, NS!)