Chicago UPS worker shot on the job

Police continue to investigate the shooting of a UPS driver Tuesday morning in Chicago’s Englewood community on the South Side, according to the Sun-Times.

Detectives are interviewing witnesses and questioning a person of interest after two men approached the truck at about 9:50 a.m. Tuesday and told the UPS employee to drive away with them, according to a police statement.

The Chicago Breaking News Center is reporting police have taken one suspect into custody since the incident, which took place on the 6500 block of South Hermitage Avenue, according to Chicago Police Officer Gabrielle Lesniak, who said the driver is expected to recover.

Media accounts differ on what occurred. The Sun-Times is reporting that the 28-year-old driver refused, exited the truck and was shot in the back as he tried to run away. However, another report indicates that detectives have now determined the UPS worker drove away from the house before being stopped a short distance later and shot in the back during an attempted robbery.

The fire department reported the man was taken in critical condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he had surgery and remains in critical condition. Police have been unable to speak with him.

In this type of situation a Chicago workers’ compensation lawyer can assist the employee and his family with a work injury case which will compensate the driver for being injured on the job, including payment of medical expenses, lost wages, and a bodily injury settlement.