FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 19, 2023
COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFF-DUTY OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 8000 S. SACRAMENTO
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is providing an update related to a recent off-duty officer-involved shooting near 8000 S. Sacramento Ave. COPA investigators immediately responded to the scene and began the investigation.
On December 17, 2023, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) notified COPA of an off-duty officer-involved shooting. Preliminary information indicates this incident occurred as an off-duty Chicago police officer walked to their personal vehicle and was approached by three male offenders demanding the officer’s belongings. The officer complied and walked away from the vehicle while retrieving their weapon. One of the offenders followed the off-duty officer, and the officer then observed one of the offenders running towards them, pointing a firearm. The officer discharged their firearm in the direction of the offenders, who then fled on foot. There is no indication that anyone was struck by gunfire.
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 ChicagoCOPA.org.
Jennifer Rottner – Director of News Affairs
Ph: 312-720-8560 / Email: email@example.com