Chicago officer shot in north side, suspect in custody

Authorities say a Chicago police officer has suffered non-life threatening injuries after being shot to the face on Monday afternoon.

It happened in the Lincoln Park neighborhood on the city’s north side at about 3:30 p.m., Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford said.

Paramedics located and transported a 60-year-old man officer to the hospital.

Police Supt. David Brown said someone inside a store was behaving strangely and officers who were patrolling the area were summoned.

“A struggle ensued and spread into a parking lot where the suspect fired three shots towards the officer, striking him once,” Brown said.

The officer was transported to Illinois Masonic Medical Center with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, and the gunman was taken into custody.