Shock Video: Suspect Sparks Point-Blank Gun Battle With Chicago Police

Officer shot at very close range during traffic stop

Image Credits: Video Screenshot / Civilian Office of Police Accountability.

Police were forced to engaged a suspect who opened fire upon them at point-blank range in Chicago this month, according to reports.

The shocking incident unfolded in the West Englewood neighborhood of the Windy City at around 2 p.m. on June 5, but footage was just released this week by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.

Three uniformed officers in an unmarked vehicle attempted to pull over a sedan driven by 27-year-old Jerome Halsey.

Halsey had allegedly been driving erratically and at a “high rate of speed” when cops took notice of him, prosecutors say.

The suspect can be seen turning down a dead end alley before attempting to reverse, at which point officers in a trailing SUV block his path and exit their vehicle.

As officers approach the sedan with their service weapons unholstered, Halsey appears to jump out of the vehicle and discharge a firearm at one officer who was mere feet away.

“Officer Erik Moreno was struck twice, in the arm and torso. The officers returned fire and Halsey was struck in the body,” Fox 32 reports, citing police.

“Moreno was transported to the University of Chicago Medical Center in serious but stable condition.”

Halsey now faces charges of attempted murder of a police officer and aggravated battery.

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