Off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot in home near O’Hare, apparently by another off-duty officer, police sayClare Spauldingon November 3, 2021 at 11:35 am

An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot and taken to the hospital in “very critical condition,” according to the fire department. | Sun-Times file

The shooting occurred Tuesday evening in the 8500 block of West Winona Street.

An off-duty Chicago police officer was fatally shot inside a home near O’Hare Airport on Tuesday evening, apparently by other off-duty officer who also lived there, according to Chicago police.

The shooting happened around 7:15 p.m. in the 8500 block of West Winona Street, police said in a brief statement. The off-duty officer, 44, suffered a single gunshot wound and was pronounced dead at Lutheran General Hospital, it said.

His name has not been released.

The statement said the shooting involved two off-duty Chicago police officers who lived in the home and that it was being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability.

COPA was alerted to an off-duty officer-involved shooting that occurred this evening in the 8500 block of West Winona. Investigators are responding to the scene.

— COPA (@ChicagoCOPA) November 3, 2021

No charges were announced, but the officer involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days, police said. The department released no other details.

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