FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 14, 2022
COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS RELATED TO AN OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 6400 W. HIGGINS AVENUE
CHICAGO – Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials related to an officer-involved shooting that occurred on July 29, 2022, near 6400 W. Higgins Avenue. COPA investigators immediately responded to the scene and began the investigation.
Based on preliminary information, the incident began when members of the Department were inside a Subway restaurant located in a commercial plaza at 5200 N. Nagle Ave and their attention was drawn to a vehicle outside, which prompted them to investigate further. The officers briefly followed the vehicle which drifted through the intersection before crashing into a nearby light pole.
As the two suspects fled one officer discharged their firearm, without striking either suspect. Officers pursued the suspects who were taken into custody. A firearm, not believed to be used in the incident, was recovered inside the vehicle.
COPA can confirm body-worn camera footage captures portions of the incident and the subsequent shooting and has released to its website: video, OEMC Transmissions, Case Incident, Tactical Response, Investigatory Stop and Arrest Reports, which can be viewed by visiting: https://www.chicagocopa.org/case/2022-0003169/.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing and once concluded, COPA will release the Summary Report of Investigation in accordance with Municipal Ordinance.
The Superintendent’s response to any COPA recommendations of discipline or other remedial action, if applicable, will determine the extent of the additional review processes that follow. These review processes may include, but are not limited to, review by the City of Chicago Department of Law, hearing before the Chicago Police Board, grievance filings, and arbitration.
Jennifer Rottner – Director of News Affairs
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