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Police shoot man suspected of shoplifting, dragging officer

Nov. 29, 2013 at 7:37 AM   |   Comments

ROMEOVILLE, Ill., Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Illinois police shot a man in a Kohl's parking lot Friday after the man dragged an officer with his car during a shoplifting incident, officials said.

Two officers chased two suspects fleeing from the Romeoville, Ill., store after receiving reports the men were shoplifting from the store on Black Friday, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.

The suspects got into a Pontiac Sunfire and attempted to drive away while one of the officers was partially caught in the vehicle, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The officer was dragged by the vehicle until another officer fired shots, injuring the driver in the shoulder. The injured officer hurt his shoulder, and both he and the injured suspect were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, the Sun-Times said.

The injured suspect and two other men were arrested. A third suspect was inside the department store during the confrontation with police.

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