On June 6, 2014, P.O. Michael Wrobel went to assist P.O. Javier Alonso, who had curbed a vehicle in the 9300 block of South Wallace Street in Washington Heights. As the officers approached the vehicle, a male passenger opened fire, striking Officer Wrobel in the chest and Officer Alonso in the right thigh. Protected by his bulletproof vest, the shot knocked Wrobel backwards as two more rounds passed by his head. The officers were able to return fire, striking the offender numerous times, neutralizing the threat. Officer Wrobel pulled Officer Alonso into his patrol car and rushed him to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.
P.O. Michael Wrobelsuffered bruising from the impact of the bullet, but was able to return to work three days after the incident. He is a 6-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Gang Enforcement Division.
P.O. Javier Alonso was released from the hospital in good condition and has undergone a recent surgery related to his injury. He is currently doing physical therapy and hopes to return to full-duty very soon. Officer Alonso is a 12-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Gang Enforcement Division. He is married as has two children.