Firefighting News: Off-Duty Chicago Firefighter Shot by Police

07/11/2013
An off-duty Chicago firefighter was shot by police Thursday afternoon after he jumped out of a car and appeared to point a weapon at officers in a store parking lot, report The Chicago Tribune. The firefighter was in a shooting stance, holding a dark object in his hand, when he was shot at a CVS pharmacy, officials said. The object turned out to be his wallet, according to Patrick Camden, a spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police. The man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in critical condition and was undergoing surgery, the hospital said. The hospital said his condition was stable. Officials earlier said he had died. Officials also initially said the firefighter was shot...

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