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U of Chicago: Campus Officer Shot Student Wielding Long Pipe

University of Chicago officials say a school police officer shot and seriously wounded a student while responding to a call about a burglary.

University President Robert Zimmer and Provost Daniel Diermeier said in an email that three university officers responded just before 10:15 p.m. Tuesday in the city's Hyde Park neighborhood. The officers encountered the male student breaking car and apartment windows with a long metal pipe. The email says the student charged at police when they ordered him to drop the pipe.

 One of the officers fired, hitting the student in the shoulder. The student was taken to a hospital in serious condition.

Chicago police and the school's Department of Safety and Security are investigating. The officer has been placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

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