(WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A St. John police officer charged with shooting at an off-duty Hammond officer has resigned rather than be fired.
Phillip Fabian had been a St. John police officer for five months when the incident occurred last November.
Fabian told officials that a car driven by the off-duty officer almost hit him as he was outside his car on the side of Cline Avenue. Fearing for his life, he said, he fired multiple shots, one of which went through the other officer’s passenger seat.
Evidence did not back up his story, officials say. Fabian is charged with felony criminal recklessness.
He is due in court next week.
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