2 teens, man charged after off-duty police-involved shootout, Calumet Heights robbery attempt: CPD

Judge sets $7M bond for Kendrick Anderson, 18

ByChristian Piekos, Maher Kawash WLS logo
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Off-duty officer involved in shoot-out amid robbery attempt: CPD
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Chicago police said an off-duty officer was involved in a shoot-out during an attempted armed robbery in Calumet Heights Thursday evening.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Three people have been charged after an off-duty Chicago police officer was involved in a shootout in the city's Calumet Heights neighborhood Thursday night, police said.

Kendrick Anderson, 18, has been charged with felony attempted carjacking and armed robbery with a firearm. A 16-year-old faces a felony charge related to a stolen vehicle and a 15-year-old was charged with misdemeanor criminal trespassing of a vehicle.

During a bond hearing on Saturday, prosecutors said Anderson and the other two suspects boxed the officer into her Tesla SUV while she was standing outside of it on the street near East 88th and South Constance Avenue. One of the juveniles then pointed a semi-automatic handgun to her chest. They then grabbed her purse and the officer drew her weapon and began firing, prosecutors said.

There was an exchange of gunfire as the suspects ran away that resulted in Anderson being hit in the leg, prosecutors said. The other two offenders were able to drop off Anderson at Trinity Hospital, prosecutors said.

The back window of the Tesla was shot out in the exchange, but police said the officer was not injured.

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Anderson remains hospitalized at Advocate Christ Hospital, officials said and therefore did not appear in court. Prosecutors said Anderson has an outstanding warrant for possession of a stolen motor vehicle and was out on a $90,0000 D bond that he posted in August of last year.

The judge said because of the facts of this latest incident and Anderson's criminal history, she set a high bond of $7 million dollars and continued the case to Oct. 28.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is now investigating this shooting and the officer involved will be placed on administrative duties for 30 days. Police also said they are conducting their own comprehensive use of force investigation after this shooting.

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