By Mary Chappell
CHICAGO (CBS) – Two men have been charged with attempted murder in Wednesday night’s shooting of a Chicago police officer in Calumet Heights, authorities said.
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Adonis Covington, 21, of Gresham, and Michael Taylor, 26, of Avalon Park, have been charged with multiple felonies, including two counts of attempted murder, Chicago police said.
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Police stopped the car to conduct a “traffic investigation” Wednesday night in the 9200 block of Stony Island Avenue as it was involved in a shootout with the violators, police said.
A Chicago police officer was shot in the leg and the violators attempted to flee, police said. The officer was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was stabilized. One of the offenders was shot in the chest and his condition is unknown, police said.
Covington and Taylor were arrested shortly after the incident in the 9100 block of South Harper Avenue and a gun was recovered from the scene, police said.
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They are due to appear in bail court on Saturday afternoon.