19-Year-Old Woman Charged With Attempted Murder Of Police Officer
A 19-year-old woman has been charged and denied bail after allegedly shooting a Chicago police officer.
ABC7 reports that Emily Petronella was charged with felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated assault of a police officer with a weapon, armed violence, aggravated discharge of a firearm and delivery of over 5,000 grams of weed. In addition, she was also charged with a misdemeanor for violating her bail.
The shooting took place around 7 p.m. Saturday whole the police officer was executing a search warrant for drugs and illegal weapons.
As the police officers arrived to the back door of the home, Petronella is said to have fired shots through the door, hitting the officer in the left shoulder.
Police state that “during the search of the residence, officers recovered a large amount of cannabis, a semi-automatic pistol and large bundles of United States Currency.”
Upon her arrest, no shots were fired by police. The injured 34-year-old officer is in critical, but stable condition Sunday morning at Stroger Hospital. Fortunately, his injuries are non-life-threatening.