Judge orders woman held after shooting of Chicago officer

CHICAGO (AP) — A judge has ordered a 19-year-old woman held without bond on attempted murder and other charges in the shooting of a Chicago police officer serving a warrant.

Police said Emily Petronella fired a shot through a door on Saturday night, striking the 34-year-old officer in the shoulder. The officer is expected to recover.

During Petronella’s bond hearing on Sunday, her attorney, Stefan Fenner, argued she did not know police were outside.

He said she was home alone “with someone battering a door”.

Petronella also is charged with aggravated assault of a peace officer, armed violence while discharging a weapon, aggravated discharge of a weapon at a peace officer and dealing more than 5,000 grammes of cannabis. She also faces a misdemeanour bail bond violation.

Police said officers recovered drugs, a gun and large bundles of money at the scene.