FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 26, 2020
COPA RELEASES VIDEO & MATERIALS OF OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 4900 SOUTH LAKE SHORE DRIVE
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of the officer-involved shooting which took place on August 28, 2020, near the 4900 Block of South Lake Shore Drive’s inner drive.
Officers were responding to a call of a stolen vehicle. While in the area, officers located a vehicle matching the description and attempted to apprehend the suspects. As officers exited their vehicles, the driver of the stolen vehicle struck one of the officers resulting in the officer discharging his firearm.
The occupants of the stolen vehicle are not known, and the vehicle was later recovered. There were no reported injuries.
Materials released today include relevant body-worn footage, OEMC transmissions, 911 calls, and Case Incident & Tactical Response Reports which can all be viewed by visiting https://www.chicagocopa.org/case/2020-4052.
COPA’s investigation into the officer’s use of force is ongoing and we encourage members of the community who may have witnessed the incident or have additional information to contact COPA at (312) 746-3609 or visit chicagocopa.org for more information.
Ephraim Eaddy – Public Information Officer
Ph: 312-771-3718 / Email: Ephraim.Eaddy@ChicagoCOPA.org