Off-duty Chicago Police Officer killed

Off-duty Chicago Police Officer killed

Off-duty Chicago Police Officer killed

Authorities say the officer was assisting a tactical team at the time of the shooting.

Bauer was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital where he died and the suspect was taken into custody, said police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

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As officers gathered at Northwestern, Johnson sent out an email to members of his department: "Today, our department suffered a tragedy that it is hard to comprehend".

Johnson says a description was put out about the person and Commander Paul Bauer confronted the person.

On Tuesday, 53-year-old Commander Paul Bauer was fatally shot, while trying to apprehend a male suspect in downtown Chicago.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel offered his condolences, too, calling Bauer's death 'a tragic reminder of the unsafe duty the men and women of our police department accept to ensure the safety of us all'.

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In the incident, officers were on a routine patrol near the Tompson Center on Tuesday before seeing a person acting suspiciously.

"He took off, he was running from me, we just had a shooting the other day", an officer said over the radio.

Gov. Bruce Rauner tweeted: "Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and colleagues of the officer tragically lost in a shooting at the Thompson Center today".

Moments later, officers discovered Bauer in a stairwell.

"There's a radio laying next to him", the officer responded. The I-Team has learned the officer was shot twice in the head.

Two are from the Detroit Police Department. Gugliemi said on Twitter the officer was shot by "an assailant".

The superintendent later told reporters that he had talked to Bauer's wife and daughter.

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