Chicago police say that a man has been taken into custody for shooting an Illinois police officer.

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On June 1st at 5:45 PM, a shooting took place around South Paulina Street in Chicago. Two members of the Chicago Police Department tried to pull over a vehicle, and it almost turned deadly, reports say.

Emergency lights at night

Police say that the vehicle then drove off and someone inside opened fire on the police officers. One shot hit an officer in the shoulder

The officer, Fernanda Ballesteros, was rushed to the University of Chicago Medical Center and is expected to make a full recovery, according to reports.

Photo by Max Fleischmann on Unsplash
Photo by Max Fleischmann on Unsplash

One of the suspects is Jabari Edwards of Englewood, Illinois. He was found and arrested in Burlington, Iowa on Wednesday July 13th.

According to officials, the suspect has a criminal record in Chicago. Edwards is currently in custody at a Des Moines County correctional facility. Jabari Edwards is facing  two counts of attempted murder, according to the Chicago Sun.

His record includes two Illinois arrests. He has been convicted on a 2012 attempted robbery, officials say. Edwards is awaiting extradition to Chicago.

Officials did not share how the suspect got to Iowa or why he was laying low in the Hawkeye State.

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