COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS FROM OFF-DUTY OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 7200 S. SPAULDING AVE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

February 8, 2024

COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS FROM OFF-DUTY OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 7200 S. SPAULDING AVE

 Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released, to its website, video, and other materials of an off-duty officer-involved shooting near 7200 block of S. Spaulding Avenue. COPA investigators immediately responded to the scene and began the investigation.

On January 9, 2024, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) notified COPA of an off-duty officer-involved shooting. Preliminary information indicated this incident began when an off-duty Chicago Police officer traveling in his vehicle near 73rd & Spaulding encountered an individual who was suspected of discharging a firearm at a home nearby. During the encounter, the off-duty officer and the individual exchanged gunfire. The officer did not sustain any injuries and it is not known if the individual, who later fled the scene, was injured. The individual is not currently in police custody.

COPA has released to its website for the off-duty officer-involved shooting: third-party video, OEMC Transmissions, Shot Spotter recordings, Case Incident and Tactical Response reports, which can be viewed by visiting: https://www.chicagocopa.org/case/2024-0000155/

If anyone has information or video footage related to this incident, please contact our office at 312-746-3609 or by visiting ChicagoCOPA.org.

Media Contact:

Jennifer Rottner – Director of News Affairs

Ph: 312-720-8560 / Email: jennifer.rottner@chicagocopa.org