FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 23, 2023
COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFF-DUTY OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 1300 W. 90th STREET
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is providing an update on a recent off-duty officer-involved shooting near 1300 W. 90th Street. COPA investigators immediately responded to the scene and began the investigation.
On January 18, 2022, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) notified COPA of an officer-involved shooting. Based on preliminary information, the incident began when an off-duty officer approached four subjects who appeared to be in an altercation in the 1300 block of West 90th Street.
Three of the subjects eventually departed and walked west bound on 90th Street. One subject remained and continued to engage with the off-duty officer. As the off-duty officer began to walk away, the subject grabbed her from behind and reached for her weapon, which resulted in a physical struggle. As both parties fell to the ground, the off-duty officer’s weapon discharged, striking the subject, who later succumbed to his injuries.
COPA can confirm third-party video captures the initial interaction and subsequent shooting and investigators are attempting to identify and obtain additional video. Materials related to this incident will be posted to our website in accordance with the City’s Video Release Policy within 60 days of the incident unless prohibited by court order.
If anyone has information or video footage related to this incident, please contact our office at 312-746-3609 or by visiting ChicagoCOPA.org.
Jennifer Rottner – Director of News Affairs
Ph: 312-720-8560 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org