FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 9, 2021
COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS OF AN OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 8300 S. KERFOOT AVENUE
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of the officer-involved shooting which occurred on June 9, 2021, near 8300 S. Kerfoot Avenue.
Shortly after midnight, the Chicago Police Department received reports of shots fired near 8300 S. Kerfoot Ave through Shotspotter alerts and 911 calls. Officers responding to the call also heard gunshots and located the individual suspected of firing the weapon. After verbally requesting the individual to drop the weapon, an officer fired his weapon in the direction of the suspect who then fled. Officers pursued the individual leading to a standoff with SWAT in an area residence but the suspect was not located. It is unknown if the individual was struck by police gunfire. No officers or members of the public sustained any known injuries.
Materials released today are in advance of the City of Chicago’s 60-day Video Release Policy and include relevant body-worn footage, OEMC transmissions, ShotSpotter recordings, Case Incident, Tactical Response and Arrest Reports, which can be viewed by visiting https://www.chicagocopa.org/case/2021-2232.
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.
Ephraim Eaddy – Public Information Officer
Ph: 312-771-3718 / Email: Ephraim.Eaddy@ChicagoCOPA.org