High-Ranking Chicago Police Officer Shot and Killed at Thompson Center

A high ranking police officer was shot and killed by an assailant following a foot pursuit from a traffic stop about 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, February 13, 2018. The foot pursuit may have started nearby about 1:45 p.m.

The Chicago police officer who was shot is reported to be a high-ranking district police official who was working to break up a gun deal, and was assisting a tactical unit.

The police officer was transported in traumatic cardiac arrest to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Witnesses reported seeing the police officer treated with CPR chest compressions as he was transferred from a basement stairwell to an awaiting ambulance — Chicago Fire Department Ambulance 42.

A precession from Northwestern Memorial Hospital to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office is expected to transport the body this afternoon.






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