Police officer, woman injured in South Side hit-and-run; 1 in custody

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A Chicago police officer and a woman were struck by a vehicle in a hit-and-run Sunday morning. (WLS)

A Chicago police officer and a woman were injured in a hit-and-run on the South Side Sunday morning and a person of interest is in custody, police said.

Police said officers were handling a possible domestic dispute at about 2:20 a.m. when a maroon-colored vehicle came speeding down the 6800-block of South State Street and struck a 43-year-old officer and a 24-year-old woman who he was interviewing in the street. The driver then took off, police said.

The officer was treated and released from the hospital Sunday afternoon, while the woman remained hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries.

Sunday morning, police officers arrived at Stroger Hospital to support the injured officer.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said that a person is in custody and charges are pending.

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