“We are asking prayers for this officer and his family and we are praying for a full recovery,” Brown gesê.
Officers did not fire their weapons during the incident and also recovered a gun from the scene, the superintendent added.
Die verdagte, a convicted felon, sustained an injury to his wrist and is being treated at a separate hospital, Brown gesê. There were no other injuries related to the incident, hy het bygevoeg.
Brown said charges against the suspect are pending.
The incident is a reminder of “the difficulties and dangers” of working as an officer, Brown gesê, daarop let “being a police officer in this country hasn’t been more dangerous in decades.”
Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, who also attended the press conference outside the hospital where the officer is being treated, spoke about the alarming rise of domestic violence crimes.
“It is a huge public health and public safety issue, which we’re working diligently to address,” sy het gese. “But we have a long way to go as a society in understanding the danger to people in the household, the danger to our police, and the danger to ordinary residents when domestic violence happens inside of a household.”