A woman died and two police officers were seriously injured in south suburban Dolton Tuesday morning after the woman drove off and crashed into a building after an incident at a restaurant, a village spokesman said.
Dolton spokesman Sean Howard said police received a call from employees of the Baba’s restaurant in the 600-block of Sibley Boulevard at about 1 a.m. who said a woman with a gun was irate that the drive-thru was closed.
Officers arrived on the scene and the woman and a male acquaintance were asked to get out of the car. The acquaintance complied but the woman then fled while one officer was reaching inside the vehicle to get the keys, Howard said.
The other officer fired his weapon three times, hitting the woman, Howard said. The woman ran over one officer and the other officer was dragged by the car before the woman crashed into a nearby bike shop nearby.
The officers were transported to a hospital inserious condition. Howard said the condition of one of the officers has improved.
The woman died at the scene. Further details were not immediately available.
The front of the bike shop was heavily damaged.
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