On Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at approximately 8:00PM the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) was notified of an officer involved shooting. Based on our initial investigation, we have learned that the officers were responding to a call of a man with a weapon. Upon arrival, officers encountered the civilian with the weapon, which lead to a foot pursuit. During the pursuit, officers discharged their firearms. The civilian subsequently died.
COPA serves as the lead investigative agency in officer involved shootings that result in a fatality.
Contact has been made with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
We ask for the community patience and cooperation as we review all body camera footage, speak to witnesses and gather evidence.
If anyone has information pertaining to this investigation we ask you to reach out to our office at 312-746-3609 or contact us via our website at chicagocopa.org.