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Off-duty cop shoots intruder in her South Side home

Updated: September 6, 2013 2:13PM

An off-duty Chicago Police officer shot and seriously wounded a man who police said broke into her South Side Ashburn neighborhood home Friday morning.

The officer was awakened by a commotion on the first floor of her home in the 7900 block of South Sacramento about 9:40 a.m., police said.

The officer brought her pistol downstairs to investigate and was confronted by a man who “lunged” at her, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said.

The suspect had climbed through a window in the officer’s home and was removing items, police said.

The homeowner identified herself as an officer and ordered the man to show his hands, but instead, the man charged at her and she fired her weapon, police said.

The man, thought to be 17 or 18, was shot several times and taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Camden said. He is expected to survive.

The officer was not injured, police said.

Area Central detectives and the Independent Police Review Authority are investigating.

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