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Suspect killed after scuffle with Chicago officer

Published: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:02 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, July 29, 2014 12:03 a.m. CDT

CHICAGO – Chicago police say an off-duty officer on his way home from work shot and killed a suspect while trying to stop a suspected break in.

Chicago police say the officer was in uniform early Monday when he saw a man trying to break into a home on the city’s North Side. Police say the officer drew his weapon when he saw the suspect holding a dark object. The two men fought and the officer’s gun went off, striking him in the arm.

Police say the officer regained control of his weapon and shot the suspect, who was pronounced dead at the scene. The suspect’s identity wasn’t immediately provided.

Chicago police officials said the 44-year-old officer is in stable condition at a hospital. The incident is under investigation.

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