A tragic incident unfolded in Chicago’s Gage Park on Tuesday night, resulting in the death of an off-duty Chicago police officer and the injury of a suspect.
According to a statement released by the Chicago Police Department, the officer was responding to a call of shots fired in the area when he encountered the suspect. The suspect then began shooting at the officer, who returned fire. The officer was fatally wounded and the suspect was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.
The statement also revealed that the off-duty officer was a veteran of the force with a “bright future ahead of him.”
The incident has sparked an outpouring of support from the Chicago community, with many expressing their condolences and sympathies to the officer’s family.
The Chicago Police Department is continuing to investigate the incident and has asked anyone with information to come forward.
This is a developing story. Check back for updates.