IL: Off-duty police officer shot and killed in downtown Chicago

Source: CBS News

“An off-duty police officer was shot and killed at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago on Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. The officer was later identified as 53-year-old Cmdr. Paul Bauer of the city’s 18th District. Tactical officers were on routine patrol Tuesday and observed an ‘individual’ acting suspiciously around 2:30 p.m. When they tried speak with the individual, a physical struggle ensued and the person escaped, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson said during a news conference. Bauer, a 31-year veteran, was in the area, overheard police radio transmission and confronted the individual, Johnson said. An armed physical confrontation ensued and Bauer was shot multiple times, he added.” (02/13/18)

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