Police announced that a Chicago police officer was shot and died on the city’s Southwest side on Wednesday.
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown informed reporters at a news conference that the male officer was shot just before 4:45 p.m. at Gage Park in the 5200 block of South Spaulding Avenue.
According to Brown, two police vehicles responded to a domestic-related call of a guy chasing a lady down the street while brandishing a pistol.
When the gunman was evading police in a second automobile, one car knocked on the door of the relevant home.
The suspect was being chased by the cops when he turned around and fired at them several times “at close range,” hitting one of the officers, according to Brown.
He said that when the police opened fire, the shooter was struck in the head.
The shot cop was taken in serious condition to Sinai Hospital, where he ultimately passed away from his wounds.
He has been in the force for five years, according to Brown.
The 18-year-old shooter was critically injured and hospitalized among the victims. No cases have been made.
The slain officer, according to Brown, comes from “a family of public servants,” who are “taking this tragedy very hard,” and police are trying to get them to Chicago by contacting family members all around the world, including Colombia.
“Every officer in this police department, and in this country, is grieving today. Policing is a big family of people who know at some point they may be asked to make the ultimate sacrifice. There are some broken hearts that will take a long time to grieve, to accept this.”
Lori Lightfoot, the mayor of Chicago, joined Brown at the press conference.
As the Democratic mayor lost her re-election attempt in the Windy City on Tuesday, Brown submitted his resignation papers a few hours later.