3 Dead, Officer Shot Chasing Murder Suspects On The North Side
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The Cook County Medical Examiner's office identified the suspect as 37-year-old Arturo Ibarra, of the 4500 block of South Troy Street. He was pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the head at 6:23 p.m. at Saint Francis Hospital in Evanston. The murders were possibly part of a series of drug-related killings over the past several months, police said.
The injured officer, a 12-year police veteran, was shot in the leg and was also treated at Saint Francis Hospital. "The officer is going to be fine," Weis said to the Sun-Times. "It's a stark reminder of the dangers our men and women face." According to a CTA rider alert, two CTA bus routes--the No. 36 Broadway and No. 151 Sheridan--were rerouted due to the shooting in both directions near Devon and Greenview and Broadway and Thorndale.