Police arrested a suspect Monday after the shooting of Gary (IN) Police Sergeant William Fazekas, a 32-year veteran of the force, who was wounded in the shoulder CBS Chicago reported.
Gary Police Chief Brian Evans said shortly before 1 p.m., officers were dealing with parking violations, when an officer called in a report of an active shooter situation in front of him at his location.
A short time later, Sgt. Fazekaswas was nearby when he saw a vehicle strike another vehicle. Fazekas activated his car’s emergency lights and the people inside the vehicles opened fire, striking him in the left shoulder.
He was stabilized after being taken to a local hospital and was later transferred to the University of Chicago Medical Center for further treatment. Evans said the wounded officer was in good spirits.
Fazekas is currently assigned as an investigator with the violent crimes division, and joined the force in December 1989, Evans said.