An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department has actually passed away after he was”senselessly killed” in a downtown structure Tuesday afternoon, cops stated.
Commander Paul Bauer, of the 18th District, was chasing after a suspect when he was “shot several times,” Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson stated at a press conference.
Bauer, 53, had actually found a male matching the radio description of an armed suspect when he “participated in an armed physical conflict,” around 2 p.m., Johnson stated.
The superintendent stated that while “any death in this city is terrible, today is challenging.”
After the shooting, Bauer was carried to Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Fox 32 Chicago reported the leader was shot in a stairwell of the Thompson Center in the city’s downtown company.
Sources informed Fox News that authorities appeared to be reacting to a burglary however it’s uncertain exactly what the suspect was doing that triggered officers to wish to speak to him.
A “individual of interest” has actually been collared, cops stated.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel stated “Bauer represented the greatest perfects of our authorities department &&our city– to serve and safeguard individuals of Chicago.”
Bauer was a 31-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.
Fox News’ Matt Finn and The Associated Press added to this report.