California man suspected in shooting held without bond

CHICAGO (AP) — A California man and convicted felon is being held without bond for allegedly firing on two suburban Chicago police officers during a traffic stop.

Daniel Mageo was formally charged Saturday with two counts of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer and aggravated battery to a police officer.

Cicero police Officer Luis Duarte was wounded Thursday during the shooting on Chicago’s southwest side. Duarte was in good condition following surgery.

Mageo is currently hospitalized after authorities said he was shot by another Cicero Police Department officer during the Thursday gun battle.

Prosecutors allege the incident began in Chicago when two uniformed Cicero police officers in an unmarked squad car saw a black Mercedes driving erratically.

Prosecutors said Saturday the 27-year-old Mageo was on parole for a July 2014 felony human trafficking conviction involving a child victim.

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