FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 6, 2023
COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIAL FROM FATAL OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 7300 SOUTH DANTE AVENUE
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released, to its website, video, and other materials of a fatal officer-involved shooting near 7300 S. Dante Ave. COPA investigators immediately responded to the scene and began the investigation.
On November 6, 2023, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) notified COPA of an officer-involved shooting. Preliminary information indicates that this incident began when three on-duty Chicago Police officers and an on-duty Sergeant in an unmarked police vehicle attempted to conduct a street stop involving one individual. As officers engaged, the individual began to walk away, and a physical altercation ensued which led to the individual discharging a firearm, striking one officer. The sergeant and two other officers discharged their firearms, fatally wounding the individual. The officer was taken to the hospital in good condition. A gun was recovered on scene.
COPA has released to its website for the officer-involved shooting: body-worn camera (BWC), in-car camera (ICC), third-party video, POD (Police Observation Device) video, OEMC Transmissions, Shot Spotter recordings, Case Incident and Tactical Response reports, which can be viewed by visiting: https://www.chicagocopa.org/case/2023-0005234/
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