FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 1, 2021
COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS OF FATAL OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN CALUMET CITY
Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials of the officer-involved shooting that took place on July 27, 2021, near 1600 Sibley Boulevard in Calumet City, Illinois.
At approximately 3:15 pm, the U.S. Marshals Service Great Lakes Regional Task Force began serving an arrest warrant for Losardo Lucas, wanted on charges stemming from a homicide in Chicago. As officers approached, Mr. Lucas reached for a firearm, at which point members of the Task Force officers opened fire, fatally striking Mr. Lucas.
The multi-jurisdictional task force included a member of the Chicago Police Department’s Fugitive Apprehension Unit. Due to the involvement of a CPD officer, COPA initiated an investigation into the officer’s use of force.
Materials released today include third-party video, OEMC transmissions, Case Incident and Tactical Response Reports, which can be viewed by visiting https://www.chicagocopa.org/case/2021-2917. COPA’s investigation into the officer’s use of 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