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Wounded officer still hospitalized

Published: Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013 8:30 a.m. CDT

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS (AP) – A suburban Chicago police officer remains hospitalized after being shot in the face while responding to a reported hostage situation.

The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports that 52-year-old Arlington Heights police officer Michael McEvoy was in critical-but-stable condition at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Police have said McEvoy is expected to make a full recovery from the wounds he sustained last Thursday when authorities say he was shot by Eric Anderson of Niles.

Police said Anderson had been stalking an ex-girlfriend and had taken her hostage before he was shot and killed several hours later by police after he pointed a gun at officers.

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