FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 9, 2023
COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 3700 N. TROY
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is providing an update on a recent officer-involved shooting near 3700 N. Troy. COPA investigators immediately responded to the scene and began the investigation.
On February 8, 2023, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) notified COPA of an officer-involved shooting. Based on preliminary information, the incident began when officers responded to a call of an altercation located near 3700 N. Kedzie.
Officers responded to the scene and engaged an individual walking nearby, suspecting he was involved in the earlier incident. Two officers exited their vehicle which led to a foot pursuit of the individual and officers giving verbal commands to get on the ground. The individual ran to into an alley, fell to the ground, and was given verbal commands by the officers to stay on the ground. As the individual began to get up, both officers discharged their firearms multiple times, striking the individual, who was pronounced deceased on scene.
“COPA can confirm a weapon was recovered at the scene and body-worn camera video captures the initial interaction as well as the subsequent shooting. It is unclear, nor has it been determined by COPA, if the individual discharged his weapon at police,” said COPA First Deputy Chief Administrator, Ephraim Eaddy. “Our investigation is ongoing, investigators will continue to canvass the area and are attempting to identify and obtain additional video, as well as identify witnesses from the night of the incident. We are committed to a full and thorough investigation to determine the facts related to this incident and if the actions of the involved officers are in accordance with Department training and policy.”
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
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