FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 17, 2024
COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIAL FROM FATAL INCIDENT NEAR 800 SOUTH CICERO AVENUE
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released, to its website, video, and other materials of a recent fatal incident that occurred as a result of police action near 800 S. Cicero Ave. COPA investigators immediately responded to the scene and began the investigation.
On December 12, 2023, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) notified COPA of a fatal incident as a result of police action. Preliminary information indicates that this incident occurred when two on-duty Chicago Police officers in an unmarked police vehicle spotted a stolen vehicle in a parking lot. After observing the vehicle, the officers drove into the parking lot and engaged the individual who was standing outside of the vehicle.
The individual immediately fled on foot and shortly thereafter, was struck by the rear end of a passing semi-trailer. The individual was transported to the hospital and was pronounced deceased. A gun was recovered from the scene.
COPA has released to its website for the fatal incident that occurred as a result of police action: body-worn camera (BWC), third-party video, POD (Police Observation Device) video, OEMC Transmissions, Case Incident and Tactical Response reports, which can be viewed by visiting: https://www.chicagocopa.org/case/2023-0005822
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