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Suburban police officer shot, standoff takes place

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. — A suburban police officer is in the hospital after being shot Sunday evening, according to the Bolingbrook Police Department.

Police said officers responded to a theft at a business around 6:14 p.m. in the 100 block of South Bolingbrook Drive. The alleged thief fled the scene before police arrived, but was found by a Bolingbrook police officer around 7:48 p.m.

When the officer tried to make contact with the alleged thief, they opened fire and shot the officer.

According to Bolingbrook PD, the officer has been taken to the hospital and is currently undergoing treatment.

As of 10:30 p.m., the alleged thief is believed to be barricaded in a residence, which is surrounded by police.

Illinois State Police are also on scene and assisting with tactical operations, as well as the investigation.

No other information is available at this time.

Stay with WGN News, as this article will be updated as we work to confirm new information.

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