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Bolingbrook cop shot prompting 6-hour standoff; charges pending for suspect

Charges were pending for a man who shot a police officer before barricading himself inside a home for nearly 6 hours in Bolingbrook over the weekend, police said.

It started about 6:15 p.m. Sunday when officers responded to a call of a theft at a business in the 100 block South Bolingbrook Drive. When they arrived the suspect was gone but he then returned an hour later and fired shots at the business, police said.

That’s when an officer found the suspect at his home and he fired shots at the officer, striking him twice, before barricading himself inside the home in the 100 block of West Briarcliff Road.

A tactical unit was sent to the home and the suspect was arrested around 1 a.m. Monday, police said. The officer was taken to a nearby hospital and was expected to recover.

A search warrant was signed by a Will County judge was executed at the residence by the Illinois State Police at approximately 1 a.m. the suspect, identified by police as 24-year-old Victor Zarate, was taken into custody at his residence without incident.

Charges were pending.

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