19 year old Emily Petronella shot and wounded a Chicago police officer during a raid of her home.
On Saturday, a police tactical team was serving a search warrant at a home in the Humboldt Park neighborhood when the shooting unfolded just after 7 p.m., Johnson said. "While they were attempting to breach the rear door, a shot was fired through the door, striking an officer ... in the shoulder," Johnson said. At the time of the shooting, Patronella was free on $10,000 bond stemming from being charged in February with a misdemeanor count of unlawful use of a weapon, officials said.
Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson said Petronella allegedly fired one shot through a rear door of her home, wounding the 34-year-old officer. Members of the tactical unit did not return fire.
Johnson said officers were serving a search warrant for narcotics and illegal weapons suspected of being inside the home. During the raid, police seized more than 5,000 grams, or a little over 11 pounds, of marijuana, a semiautomatic pistol and large bundles of cash.
“This is another illustration of how dangerous it is for police officers to serve search warrants," Johnson said at a news conference Saturday night. This shooting occurred just two days after a Rockford deputy was shot and killed during an active shooter situation. This is just the latest violence over the past week that officers have endured.
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