Two masked robbers in Chicago picked the wrong target in the late hours of Wednesday night: an off-duty deputy.
According to one report, the incident happened on the city's North Side, where the Cook County deputy said the two men approached him around 11:30 p.m. and announced the robbery. As the incident unfolded, one of the men reportedly opened fire on the officer, who pulled his own gun and shot back.
Still, the men were able to flee with the officer's cell phone and an undisclosed amount of cash.
However, WGN-TV reported the deputy was at a massive poker game when she stepped outside. He then noticed someone being robbed in a nearby ally and approached to help. That's when the suspects told him it was a robbery and the scuffle and firefight ensued.
A witness said the deputy returned to the game to inform the others and said he thought he shot one of the suspects in the back.:
According to WLS-TV, police found blood in a nearby ally, raising the possibility that one of the suspects was hit. No one, however, has checked into any local hospitals with related injuries. The deputy did not sustain any injuries.
That outlet released video apparently showing one aspect of the incident.
According to the Chicago Tribune, a stray bullet from the shootout may have hit the window of a nearby school. No one was reported injured there.
The suspects are still on the loose.