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Chicago Police Officer Critically Injured In Car Crash – Elderly Driver Ticketed – Officer’s Gun Stolen

Earlier this week it was reported that a Chicago police officer was seriously injured when his SUV was involved in a three vehicle car accident on the South Side. It is now being reported by the Southtown Star that someone stole the officer’s gun while he was unconscious at the scene.

Police are trying to determine who took the weapon, and they are reviewing cell phone video and surveillance video that may show what happened. The cell phone footage was taken by a person that happened to be passing by and it supposedly shows a person going through the officers possessions and taking the gun from his side while he was trapped in the police SUV.

It is also being reported that an elderly driver involved in the car crash has been ticketed with failure to reduce speed to avoid an accident and failure to yield. The exact facts as to how the accident occurred have not been reported.

The elderly driver and passenger, and two teenagers were also injured in the collision. All four were taken to area hospitals.