No charges yet in shooting of Harvey cop

2013-11-25T22:21:00Z 2013-11-26T00:27:08Z No charges yet in shooting of Harvey copTimes Staff
November 25, 2013 10:21 pm  • 

HARVEY | A Harvey police officer shot while responding to a robbery call was scheduled to undergo surgery Monday as officers interviewed a person of interest in the case.

Officer Robert Rolfe, who has been on the force for six years, was shot twice Sunday night while responding to a robbery at a store at West 159th and Wood streets.

Sean Howard, spokesman for the city of Harvey, issued a statement late Monday morning saying investigators were interviewing a person of interest and that Harvey police and other law enforcement agencies were "working around the clock to bring closure to this incident."

Sandra Alvarado, spokeswoman for Harvey police, said no one was arrested or charged in the shooting as of Monday night.

Howard said Rolfe remained in stable condition and was scheduled for surgery and "is currently surrounded by his family, friends and his fellow officers."

"His family wishes to express their gratitude for the continued outpouring of support and well wishes from Harvey Mayor Eric Kellogg, the Harvey Police Department and other residents, clergy and schoolchildren who have written cards or have expressed their support," Howard said.

Rolfe has been married to his wife, Kerry, for five years. The couple have a 5-month-old son, Howard said.

No other statements are planned until or unless charges are filed in the case, Howard said.

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