CHICAGO — An off-duty police officer was fatally shot in the Avalon Park neighborhood, according to police.
According to police reports, an officer who just completed a tour of duty was found with a gunshot wound in the 8100 block of South Blackstone Avenue around 1:42 a.m.
Interim Police superintendent Eric Carter confirmed that she had just got off the job when she was fatally shot. Police confirmed that officer was on the job three years and that she worked out of the fifth district.
“We ask you to keep officer and her family in your prayers,” Carter said in a police debriefing Saturday morning.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot met with the mother and siblings of the fallen officer.
Mayor-elect Brandon Johnson released a statement as well:
“This is a profound tragedy, and my heart breaks for the family of the young officer who was murdered early this morning on her way home from work. I’m outraged and devastated by this horrific violence against a public servant, and I will do everything I can to support her family and the Chicago Police Department through this traumatic time. I pray that her killer is apprehended quickly so that justice may be served.
WGN is actively following the incident. There is no further information at this time.
There is currently no one in custody.