Off-duty Cook Sheriff's deputy involved after shot fired at attempted intruder on Far South Side

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Wednesday, August 2, 2023
Off-duty Cook deputy involved after shot shot fired at intruder
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An off-duty Cook County Sheriff's deputy was involved after a shot at someone trying to break into a home on the Far South Side Wednesday morning.

CHICAGO (WLS) -- An off-duty Cook County deputy was involved in an incident where a shot was fired at someone trying to break in to a home on the Far South Side Wednesday morning, authorities said.

The incident occurred in the 11400-block of South King Drive on the Far South Side.

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Chicago police said a 33-year-old woman was inside a residence when she heard someone attempting to break in through a window. She then fired a shot and the suspect fled in an unknown direction.

A spokesperson with the Cook County Sheriff's Office said an off-duty deputy was involved.

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Neighbors said police were asking them if they saw anyone throw a bottle at one of the windows.

"It's pretty shocking," Isis Johnson, who lives nearby, said. "I go to work in the area pretty frequently. It's pretty quiet in the area, a lot of older people so typically that type of situation doesn't happen within the area so to come in this morning and it's early this morning, it's shocking."

No injuries were reported and no one is in custody. Area Two detectives are investigating.

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