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Suspect in shootout with police in Dolton could be connected to Chicago homicide, source says

Suspect in custody after shootout with police in Dolton
Suspect in custody after shootout with police in Dolton 03:05

DOLTON, Ill. (CBS) -- A homicide suspect is in custody after a shootout with police in south suburban Dolton Saturday evening.  

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability was called to the scene in the 15200 block of South Meadow Lane in Dolton around 5:45 p.m. 

A police source tells CBS 2 that the man taken into custody could be connected to the shooting death of security guard Loyce Wright, who was killed in Austin Friday afternoon. 

A huge police presence could be seen at the area, including more than 24 police cruisers. Multiple blocks were blocked off, and officers could be seen walking in tactical gear with rifles while shining lights on homes. A police helicopter was also circling above. 

Homicide suspect arrested after shootout with police in Dolton 01:25

Chicago Police say officers saw a wanted person and "an exchange of gunfire ensued between the offender and officers on scene." 

Three people could be seen in handcuffs on the scene. 

A suspect was taken into custody without further incident and a firearm was recovered, police say. No injuries were reported.

The investigation, including the comprehensive use of force investigation, is being handled by COPA. The officers involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact COPA at (312)746-3609. 

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