Sunday, September 9, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Officers tape off the scene of a Sunday night shooting outside of Burger King in Maywood. | VFP
A Maywood police officer was involved in a shooting on Sept. 9, according to law enforcement officials.
Sources at the scene said that the police may have been responding to an attempted robbery inside of Burger King, 49 W. Lake St. in Maywood. Officials did not confirm the time of the incident, but authorities had the scene taped off by 9 p.m.
Around a dozen bright orange cones on First Avenue, just west of the Burger King, marked where police found bullet casings.
Damien Harvey, a Maywood resident who lives nearby, said that he went to the scene of the shooting several minutes after hearing around 10 to 15 shots fired.
Officers tape off the scene of a Sunday night shooting outside of Burger King in Maywood. | VFP
When he arrived, he saw a man who appeared to be the suspect on the ground and the officer who may have been involved.
“It was chaotic, because it wasn’t roped off and traffic was still coming through,” Harvey said, adding that an accident occurred moments after the shooting.
A vehicle that appeared to be totaled sat in the parking lot of the nearby Walgreens, a crowd of onlookers surrounding it.
Harvey said that he could not see the condition of the suspect, but the officer appeared to be responsive to medical treatment. Witnesses at the scene said that two police officers were taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood as protocol.
“They were in the ambulance working on the officer for about 10 minutes and he was up walking and everything, so I don’t think his condition was that serious,” Harvey said of the officer involved.
A video posted to Facebook that appeared to capture the incident shows what appears to be a Maywood Police officer firing at least eight shots at a suspect apparently running out of the Burger King.
A gun that appeared to belong to the suspect could be seen in the video posted to Harvey’s Facebook account.
So far, there’s been no official word on the condition of the officer or the suspect; although a Maywood police officer at the scene said that the officer involved in the shooting was not seriously injured. VFP
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