FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 1, 2022
COPA RELEASES VIDEO & OTHER MATERIALS RELATED TO FATAL OFFICER INVOLVED SHOOTING NEAR 400 W. BLACKHAWK
CHICAGO – Today, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released video and other materials related a fatal officer-involved shooting that occurred on October 2, 2022, near 400 W. Blackhawk.
On October 2, 2022, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) notified COPA of an officer-involved shooting in the 400 block of West Blackhawk in the Old Town neighborhood. Based on preliminary information, the incident began when officers were alerted by people nearby that an individual was pointing a gun in their direction.
Shortly thereafter, officers identified the individual described and began to pursue him on foot. After officers engaged the individual, one officer deployed his taser twice, but did not appear to make contact with the individual. As the individual continued to flee, he discharged his weapon in the direction of the officer. The officer then discharged his weapon, fatally striking the individual.
Materials released today include body-worn camera, POD video, third-party footage, OEMC transmissions, Case Incident and Tactical Response Reports, which can be viewed by visiting https://www.chicagocopa.org/case/2022-0004223.
The investigation into this incident is ongoing and once concluded, COPA will release the Summary Report of Investigation in accordance with Municipal Ordinance.
Jennifer Rottner – Director of News Affairs
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