• Off-duty Chicago police commander shot and killed while assisting tactical team

    By: Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

    Updated:
    CHICAGO -

    An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot and killed downtown near the Thompson Center, which houses government offices and agencies, Tuesday afternoon, according to police officials. 

    The officer, who was transported to Northwestern Hospital, was assisting a tactical team and was shot by an “assailant,” according to Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

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