FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2023
COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS FROM OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 3700 N. TROY
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released, to its website, video, and other materials of an officer-involved shooting near 3700 N. Troy. COPA investigators immediately responded to the scene and began the investigation.
On February 8, 2023, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) notified COPA of an officer-involved shooting. Based on preliminary information, the incident began when officers responded to a call of an altercation located near 3700 N. Kedzie.
Officers responded to the scene and engaged an individual walking nearby, suspecting he was involved in the earlier incident. Two officers exited their vehicle which led to a foot pursuit of the individual and officers giving verbal commands to get on the ground. The individual ran to into an alley, fell to the ground, and was given verbal commands by the officers to stay on the ground. As the individual began to get up, both officers discharged their firearms multiple times, striking the individual, who was pronounced deceased on scene.
“As a part of COPA’s full and thorough investigation, we will consider the totality of the circumstances known to officers, their decision to engage in a foot pursuit, the discharge of the individual’s weapon as he began to get up and whether the officers’ use of deadly force was in accordance with Department policy and training,” said COPA First Deputy Chief Administrator Ephraim Eaddy.
COPA has released to its website for the officer-involved shooting: body-worn camera (BWV), third-party video, OEMC Transmissions, Case Incident and Tactical Response, which can be viewed by visiting: https://www.chicagocopa.org/case/2023-0000553/
COPA is also seeking to obtain additional video, which will be released to our website once received.
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