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Charges filed against man shot in the face while attempting to invade the home of an off-duty police officer

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CHICAGO, IL – Authorities in Chicago have filed charges against a 32-year-old man who was shot in the face when he allegedly attempted to invade the home of an off-duty Chicago Police officer.

While the suspect is reportedly still hospitalized from getting shot, it’s safe to say that he’d better enjoy the hospital food while he can since jail doesn’t come with a bedside menu.

Home invasion charges filed against man who got shot in the face while allegedly trying to force his way into off-duty cop’s Albany Park home.https://t.co/tg0virXFEC

— CWBChicago (@CWBChicago) April 3, 2021

Police say that 32-year-old Jose Mendoza attempted to burglarize the home of an off-duty Chicago police officer at approximately 12:30 a.m. on March 31st.

The off-duty officer and his wife were reportedly watching a movie with their 21-month-old daughter at their home located within the 3100 block of West Belle Plaine when they heard someone pushing up against their front door and trying to turn the knob.

At that time, the officer’s wife was said to have grabbed their daughter and shielded her over their couch, while the off-duty officer went to go grab his firearm from his safe and slightly opened the door to see what was going outside of the home.   

The suspect was reportedly crouched down outside of the front door and was said to have jumped to his feet and attempted to force his way into the residence as the off-duty officer was telling him to cease and stand back.

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