FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 13, 2023
COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFF-DUTY OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 2800 W. 47th STREET
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is providing an update related to a recent off-duty officer-involved shooting near 2800 W. 47th Street. COPA investigators immediately responded to the scene and began the investigation.
On June 10, 2023, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) notified COPA of an off-duty officer-involved shooting. Based on preliminary information, an off-duty officer observed, while in their vehicle, they were being followed by an individual in an SUV. The individual pulled next to the off-duty officer, who was stopped outside a fast-food restaurant. After a brief exchange of words, the individual pointed an object at the off-duty officer, who then discharged their firearm. The individual fled the scene and the off-duty officer called 911 to report the incident and attempted to follow the vehicle before losing sight of it. A short time later, an individual arrived at a hospital with a gunshot wound and reported they had been shot near the address of the incident.
COPA can confirm third-party video captures portions of the incident 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 www.chicagocopa.org
Jennifer Rottner – Director of News Affairs
Ph: 312-720-8560 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org