FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 6, 2022
COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 6900 S. SANGAMON
On June 5, 2022, the Chicago Police Department notified the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) of an officer-involved shooting near 6900 S. Sangamon. COPA investigators immediately responded to the scene and began the investigation.
Based on preliminary information, the incident began when members of the Department initiated a traffic stop. During the stop, the offender discharged a firearm striking one of the officers in the side and left arm. Officers then discharged their firearm, striking the suspect multiple times. The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital. A firearm was recovered on scene.
COPA investigators reviewed and have obtained body-worn camera footage of involved officers, as well as additional video. COPA can confirm third-party video and body worn camera footage captures the traffic stop and the subsequent shooting.
COPA is committed to full transparency. Materials related to this incident will be posted to our website in accordance with the City’s Video Release Policy within 60 days 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