Video released of shootout between suspect, Chicago police officers

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Suspect Bruce Lua appears to point a weapon at a Chicago police officer. Photo credit Civilian Office of Police Accountability

(WBBM NEWSRADIO) — The Civilian Office of Police Accountability has released officer body-cam videos from a Lawndale incident last month in which two officers and a suspect were shot.

Video shows officers following a man down an alley and telling him to drop his gun.

At the other end of the alley are more officers.

It was at that end of the alley that the man, 45-year-old Bruce Lua, opened fire, hitting two police officers.

Lua was shot by police.

Police say the officers were treated at a hospital and released.

Lua — a convicted felon who was awaiting a trial for misdemeanor assault — is expected to recover.

COPA is still investigating the police shooting. The materials released Wednesday are available online.

Lua was charged with two felony counts each of attempted murder and aggravated battery of a peace officer, as well as one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, police said last month.