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2 Men Charged With Attempted Murder In The Shooting Of A CPD Officer

By Mary Chappell

CHICAGO (CBS) — Two men were charged with attempted murder in the Wednesday night shooting of a Chicago Police officer in Calumet Heights, authorities said.

Adonis Covington, 21, of Gresham, and Michael Taylor, 26, of Avalon Park, were charged with multiple felonies, including two counts attempted murder, according to Chicago Police.

Michael Taylor, 26
Michael Taylor, 26. A mugshot of Adonis Covington, 21, was unavailable.

Police pulled over the car to conduct a "traffic investigation" Wednesday night in the 9200 block of Stony Island Avenue when they were involved in an exchange of gunfire with the offenders, police said.

A Chicago Police officer was shot in the leg and the offenders tried to flee, police said. The officer was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center where he was stabilized. One of the offenders was shot in the torso, and his condition was unknown, according to police.

Covington and Taylor were taken into custody shortly after the incident in the 9100 block of South Harper Avenue and a weapon was recovered from the scene, police said.

They are set to appear in bond court Saturday afternoon.

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