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Police: Suspect shot after officer pinned by vehicle in North Austin

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CHICAGO -- A Chicago police officer, pinned by a car, opened fire on a suspect in the Austin neighborhood today.

Police say when officers saw what they believed to be a stolen car the suspect drove off down an alley at North Ave and Leclaire.  The suspect then hit a resident's vehicle.

When officers  approached and ordered him out of the car, they say he instead accelerated and pinned one of the officers against the resident's  vehicle.

That officer then fired his weapon and seriously wounded the suspect.

The pinned officer's leg was badly injured when he was pinned. He was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.