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Suspect hits two cops with vehicle, dragging one underneath, now charged with attempted murder

chicago man hits two cops with car drags one of them charged with attempted murder
Source: Chicago Police Department, Mega

Aug. 19 2021, Published 12:46 p.m. ET

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A Chicago man hit two police officers with a car, dragging one of them underneath the vehicle, and now police say the man has been arrested and charged with attempted murder.

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On Aug. 13, the Chicago Police Department said Jermaine Little, 35, hit two Chicago police officers and almost hit a third with a Chevrolet Impala. The officers had stopped Little in a traffic stop.

According to authorities, Little dragged one of the officers with the car, pinning him between the Chevrolet Impala and a viaduct.

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Officials said an officer fired his gun during the incident, but no one was hit. The cop who was dragged under the vehicle was taken to the hospital and was listed in good condition.

On Aug. 17, Little was arrested and now faces two felony counts of first-degree attempted murder, one felony count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and one felony count of aggravated assault of a peace officer, authorities said.

Police said a handgun was recovered from Little when he was arrested.


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