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Police fire shots outside Garfield Park, two held


Two armed robbery suspects turned their guns at officers trying to arrest them, prompting police to open fire late Saturday in the West Garfield Park neighborhood on the West Side, police said. No one was injured.

At 11:50 p.m. near the intersection of North Hamlin Boulevard and West Monroe Street, someone spotted a vehicle in the wanted in connection with two armed robberies that occurred within an hour of each other on Saturday night and contacted authorities, according to police.

When officers got there, they found the license plate matched the wanted vehicle and the two suspects who were out on the street, allegedly turned their guns towards towards the officers. Police opened fire but no one was struck and the two suspects were taken into custody, police said.

The suspects allegedly had stolen a car at gunpoint on the 1200 block of South Karlov Avenue and robbed someone on the street on the 350 block of South Homan Avenue The proceeds taken were recovered and no charges have been filed as of 9:30 a.m., according to police.

Harrison Area detectives are investigating.

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