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$1M bond for man charged with shooting at off-duty officer

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CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) -

A South Side man was ordered held on a $1 million bond Wednesday after being charged with opening fire on an off-duty police officer chasing suspects who shot and critically wounded a woman and teenage girl early Sunday.

Markiese McKinney, 20, of the 7600 block of South Eggleston Avenue, was charged with one count of attempted first-degree murder, according to a statement from police.

On Wednesday, Cook County Judge Adam Bourgeois Jr. ordered McKinney held on $1 million and set a preliminary hearing for Oct. 29, according to Cook County State's Attorney's office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton.

The uniformed off-duty officer saw a group shoot a 13-year-old girl and 44-year-old woman sitting in a car at a gas station near West 99th Street and South Vincennes Avenue, authorities said.

The officer followed the shooters to the 9800 block of South Throop, where he tried taking three males into custody, police side. McKinney -- who was not part of the group of shooters -- then opened fire on the officer, who returned fire, but nobody was wounded.

The suspects who shot the girl and woman at the gas station fled and are not in custody, police said.

After the shooting, the car with the victims took off in hopes of reaching a hospital, but crashed near West 103rd and Halsted, police said. The girl and woman were taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where they were initially listed in critical condition.

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