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Chicago officer shot in traffic stop released from hospital – NBC Chicago

A Chicago police officer who was shot during an attempted traffic stop last week was released from hospital on Sunday.

Officer Erik Moreno was greeted by fellow officers, who cheered as he left a Chicago hospital in a wheelchair.

Moreno was shot on June 5 as he and other officers in an unmarked police car attempted to stop a vehicle they believed was driving erratically in the south of the city, police said. Officers followed the vehicle into an alley, where they say a man got out and started shooting. Officers returned fire, wounding the man.

Jerome Halsey, 27, of Chicago, remains hospitalized. He faces charges of attempted murder and aggravated assault. During a court hearing, his attorney said Halsey had a gun owner’s ID card and a license to carry a concealed weapon, and that he feared for his life when he started shooting. shoot, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

Moreno was the third law enforcement officer shot dead in Chicago in the space of a week. Another Chicago officer was shot during a traffic stop days before Moreno and was released from hospital on Monday. A member of the US Marshals Service fugitive apprehension team was shot in the hand while executing a warrant. The agent refused to be treated in a hospital.

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