Off-duty Chicago police officer shot at downtown building

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago police spokesman says an officer has been shot while assisting a tactical team at a state government office building downtown.

Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the off-duty officer was shot around 2 p.m. Tuesday at the James R. Thompson Center. Guglielmi says the preliminary information is that the shooting happened just outside the building. The officer was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

Guglelmi says police have taken a person into custody for questioning but he did not know if the person is a suspect.

Guglielmi did not have any other details about the shooting, the officer’s name or the officer’s condition. He says that Superintendent Eddie Johnson is on his way to the Thompson Center.

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