FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 10, 2023
COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS FROM OFF-DUTY OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 1500 W. ROOSEVELT
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released, to its website, video, and other materials of an off-duty officer-involved shooting near 1500 W. Roosevelt on December 24, 2022. COPA received a court order related to this incident on February 6, 2023, which prohibited materials from being released. The court order was lifted on May 1, 2023, and enables COPA to release all related video and other materials.
On December 24, 2022, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) notified COPA of an off-duty officer-involved shooting. Based on preliminary information, the incident began when officers responded to a call of an incident located near 1500 W. Roosevelt.
At approximately 2:05 a.m., an off-duty officer stopped at a Citgo gas station located at 1599 W. Roosevelt Road. The officer lifted the vehicle’s hood and approached the gas station attendant window when an individual approached him on foot. The officer and the individual briefly engaged in conversation. As the off-duty officer began to engage with the gas station attendant, the individual entered the off-duty officer’s vehicle and drove out of the gas station-turning eastbound onto Roosevelt Road. The individual then crashed into a fire hydrant and exited the vehicle. As the off-duty officer approached the vehicle on foot, the individual discharged a firearm multiple times at the off-duty officer who then returned fire leading to the individual fleeing on foot northeast on Roosevelt Road. The officer then called 911 and provided a description of the individual, who was located by responding officers near 1100 block of S. Throop and placed into custody. Neither individual was struck by gunfire.
COPA has released to its website for the off-duty officer-involved shooting: third-party video, OEMC Transmissions, Case Incident, Arrest and Tactical Response reports, which can be viewed by visiting: https://www.chicagocopa.org/case/2022-0005417/
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