As if there wasn’t enough wild and crazy stuff happening in this town. Here’s the latest — a distraction to the Gov. Blagojevich scandal.
FROM STNG WIRE REPORTS
CHICAGO — A man suspected of robbing a bank in the Uptown neighborhood Monday morning was shot and seriously wounded by an FBI agent downtown near Loyola University’s campus just off of Michigan Avenue when he tried to run over another FBI agent.
Paramedics responded to 111 E. Pearson St. about 10:40 a.m. for a reported shooting, according to Fire Media Affairs Asst. Director Eve Rodriguez.
The suspect had robbed a TCF Bank branch earlier Monday morning in the 4300 block of North Sheridan Road and was tracked to the 800 block of North Michigan Avenue, according to the FBI.
After a short foot chase, the suspect was apprehended, according to a release from the FBI. While he was being taken into custody, the man somehow managed to get behind the wheel of an FBI vehicle, then tried to run over one of the arresting FBI agents with that car, the release said. A second FBI agent, fearing for his partner’s safety, fired one round from his service weapon into the car, striking the suspect.
One person was taken from the scene in serious condition to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Rodriguez said.
No bystanders or FBI agents were injured in the incident, the release said.
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