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Black Friday Kohl's Parking Lot Shooting: Charges Filed Following Police-Involved Romeoville Incident

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A detective investigates the scene of a police-involved shooting outside Kohl's department store on Weber Road in Romeoville, Ill., Nov. 28, 2013. A theft attempt by two or more suspects resulted in police action and the shooting scene outside the store. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)
A detective investigates the scene of a police-involved shooting outside Kohl's department store on Weber Road in Romeoville, Ill., Nov. 28, 2013. A theft attempt by two or more suspects resulted in police action and the shooting scene outside the store. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune/MCT via Getty Images)

Two men have now been charged in connection to the Thursday police-involved shooting in a Kohl's parking lot in southwest suburban Chicago.

The incident began just after 10 p.m. Thursday when police were alerted to a report of two people allegedly shoplifting from a Romeoville, Ill. Kohl's store. When officers arrived at the store, they saw one of the shoplifting suspects running to a waiting car and chased after him.

That car subsequently dragged an officer for "quite some distance," prompting another officer to open fire when the driver would not stop.

The suspect whom police chased after and was a passenger in the car -- Robert Russell, 51, of Joliet -- has been charged with attempted murder in the incident. Gerald Chamberlain, 28, also of Joliet, was arrested inside the store and charged with felony theft, according to NBC Chicago.

The driver, who was struck once in the shoulder by the officer, has not yet been charged and was taken first to Adventist Bolingbrook Hospital before being transferred to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. He has been identified as 52-year-old Charles Hinch of Joliet.

The officer dragged by the car sustained a shoulder injury and was treated and released at an area hospital, the Chicago Tribune reports.

No other injuries were reported in the incident.

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