Police Allegedly Shoot at Shoplifters on Black Friday

Police Allegedly Shoot at Shoplifters on Black Friday

Black Friday bargain hunters witnessed a violent confrontation between police and suspected shoplifters near Chicago.
ROMEOVILLE, IL -- Black Friday bargain hunters witnessed a violent confrontation between police and suspected shoplifters near Chicago. It happened outside a Kohl's store in Romeoville.

Officers say they chased two accused shoplifters as they tried to leave the store by climbing in a Pontiac with a get-away driver waiting inside.
a shopper witnessed the ordeal.

"The cop had got over there -- as he attempted to slam the -- the door, the cop's arm got stuck, and the driver attempted to take off. the second cop had come with the gun -- was telling him to stop the car 'cause he was dragging the cop around the parking lot. He didn't stop. The cop shot about four, five times," says Witness Phil Koster.

Police say the driver was hit by several bullets. The injured officer and the driver were hospitalized with what are described as non life-threatening injuries.

All three shoplifters were arrested.
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