FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 03, 2021
COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS OF AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 100 S. KILPATRICK
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of an officer-involved shooting which occurred on July 9, 2021, near 100 S. Kilpatrick.
Chicago Police Department officers responded to a call for assistance from U.S. marshals and Cook County Sheriff’s deputies who were attempting to apprehend a suspect on a warrant. The suspect was armed and would not exit the vehicle. As the officers attempted to implement a plan to break the rear window of the vehicle, they heard a single gunshot, which they believed came from the vehicle. Three CPD officers and one U.S. marshal discharged their firearms multiple times, fatally striking the suspect.
Materials are released and posted to COPA’s website well in advance of the City of Chicago’s 60-day Video Release Policy and include relevant body-worn footage, in-car camera recordings, third-party video, OEMC transmissions, as well as Case Incident and Tactical Response Reports, which can be viewed by visiting https://www.chicagocopa.org/case/2021-2665.
COPA’s investigation into the officer’s use of deadly 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.