Lombard police officer shot during armed robbery, police say

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Friday, December 9, 2022
Lombard cop shot during armed robbery
A Lombard police officer was shot and injured during an armed robbery at The Smoke Shop at Roosevelt Ave and Main St, the department said.

LOMBARD, Ill. (WLS) -- A Lombard police officer was shot and wounded during an armed robbery Thursday.

The armed robbery and shooting happened at a smoke shop at Main and Roosevelt Road shortly after 4 p.m., sources told the ABC7 I-Team.

The officer was shot in the leg according to the village manager, and taken to Good Samaritan hospital, sources said. Police confirmed the officer was shot, and said one of the suspects involved in the robbery was shot as well. Police did not give a condition for that suspect.

Two people were taken into custody, sources told the I-Team.

No further details have been released. There is a large police presence on Ann Street between Roosevelt and Main and roads are closed. Drivers should avoid the area and find alternate routes.

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