Suspect in shooting of suburban Chicago police officer charged with armed robbery
Fri, May 26, 2023 2:00 PM
ROMEOVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Police say a man suspected of shooting a police officer in suburban Chicago has been charged with a separate crime while the shooting is investigated. Police say 29-year-old Samer Hernandez has been charged with armed robbery in connection with a May 20 vehicle theft. He's also suspected of shooting Romeoville Police Officer Dominic Thielman. But charges are pending the completion of an investigation by an outside law enforcement agency. Hernandez is being held on a $5 million bond. The 32-year-old Officer Thielman was shot in a shoulder and is listed in stable condition at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood.