Chicago Police Exchange Gunfire With Suspect Amid Widespread Looting In The City

Sunday night saw widespread looting in the city of Chicago.

Among the chaos, guns were drawn between police and a suspected looter.

According to a tweet from Chicago police spokesman Tom Ahern, the suspect shot at the cops, and they returned fire. Police were reportedly trying to arrest a looter at the 7-Eleven nearby when the store owner said he saw someone in a car shooting at police.

No officers were injured, Ahern said, and it’s unclear if anyone was hit. The suspect’s identity has not been revealed.

The Sunday looting incident saw more than 100 arrests, and 13 police officers attacked.

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot was furious Monday and warned looters that they are already being sought out by police, and security camera footage is being reviewed.

“Let’s be clear. We are coming for you. We are already at work finding you,” Lightfoot said. “I don’t care – I do not care – whatever justification was given for this.

“There is no justification for criminal behavior ever. You have no right to take and destroy the property of others. Our residents deserve to be safe. Our businesses deserve to understand and enjoy safety and security,” she said.


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