FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 19, 2022
COPA PROVIDES UPDATE ON OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 800 N. CICERO AVE
On May 19, 2022, the Chicago Police Department notified the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) of an officer involved shooting near 800 N. Cicero Ave. COPA investigators immediately responded to the scene and began its investigation.
Based on preliminary information, the incident began when members of the Department’s Vehicle Hijacking Task Force Team were alerted to a vehicle suspected to be involved in a previous carjacking.
“Officers engaged in a foot pursuit of one of the occupants of the vehicle,” said COPA First Deputy, Chief Administrator, Ephraim Eaddy. “One officer discharged their firearm, striking the occupant, who is 13 years of age. The officer’s body camera was activated, and COPA is in possession of 3rd party and POD video that captures the incident. No weapon was recovered on scene.”
The minor was transported to a nearby hospital in serious but stable condition. A second suspect fled the scene and was not apprehended.
COPA is prohibited from release of video and other materials in accordance with the Juvenile Court Act (705 ILCS 405/5-905(5)).
COPA is committed to a full and thorough investigation into the officer’s use of force to determine if their actions were in accordance with Department policy and training.
If anyone has any information or video footage related to this incident, please contact our office at 312-746-3609 or visit www.chicagocopa.org
Jennifer Rottner – Director of News Affairs
Ph: 312-720-8560 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org