Security detail opened fire at carjacker outside Preckwinkle's home, but details remain sketchy

  • Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle

    Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle Chicago Sun-Times file photo

Updated 10/7/2021 7:52 PM

A security detail exchanged gunfire with a carjacker outside the Hyde Park home of Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle last week, but neither she nor other officials would release details of the attack Thursday, including whether the robber was shot.

The incident occurred on Sept. 27 but was not acknowledged by Chicago police or county officials until this week after the shooting was reported by CWB Chicago.


A Cook County Forest Preserve District police officer was parked outside Preckwinkle's home on the 5100 block of South Kimbark Avenue when an "armed offender" walked up and opened fire while trying to take the car around 8:30 p.m., according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation.

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