Calumet City Man Charged With Attempted Murder Of A Police Officer

A Calumet City man has been charged after a Thursday incident that included a Calumet City officer being shot at during a routine traffic stop.

Alvin A. Burrage, 28, is charged with attempted murder of a police officer, with additional charges pending. The charges stem from an incident that occurred around 4:53 p.m. Thursday, when a Calumet City Police officer initiated a traffic stop in the 500 block of Jeffrey Avenue.

Burrage, who was driving the vehicle immediately stepped out and reached back into the car to retrieve a handgun. As he began to raise the handgun in the officer’s direction, the officer fired one shot, striking Burrage, who then fled on foot. As the officer gave chase, the offender fired several rounds at the officer. Burrage, a convicted felon and prior parolee, managed to get back to his vehicle and drove away as the officer took cover.

Calumet City Police later learned Burrage was at St. Catherine Hospital in East Chicago, Ind., where he was arrested. He was later transferred to another nearby trauma center, where he remains in critical condition.

Illinois State Police Crime Scene Investigators recovered Burrage’s handgun from the scene.
The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Task Force was contacted and is conducting an investigation into incident. A parallel criminal investigation was also conducted, resulting in charges being approved by the Cook County State’s Attorney.

Burrage is scheduled to appear in bond court at 12:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cook County Criminal Courts Building, 2650 S. California Ave. in Chicago.

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