Gunman Follows Chicago PD Officer From Station In Assassination Attempt

Holly Matkin

The unidentified gunman fled the scene in a grey Dodge Caravan, according to police.

Chicago, IL – An unidentified gunman stalked an off-duty Chicago police officer as he was on his way home from the Sixth District police station and opened fire on him on Tuesday night, police said.

The three-year veteran-of-the-force said he was driving his personal Jeep Grand Cherokee home from work just before 10 p.m., when he noticed a gray Dodge Caravan following him, WBBM reported.

He was approximately a half-mile away from the station at the time.

As the off-duty officer approached the 8100-block of South Washtenaw Avenue, a male driver jumped out of the gray van that was tailing him, and began shooting at the officer’s vehicle, WLS reported.

A nearby resident – who also happened to be a retired police officer – said he heard a barrage of “at least 12” gunshots in rapid succession, WBBM reported.

“It sounded like an automatic,” the retired officer said. “The first thing I did was duck away from the window. I did hit the floor.”

The gunman jumped back into his van and sped away, leaving the off-duty officer sitting inside his bullet-riddled jeep.

The retired officer said he peeked out the window just in time to see the shooter fleeing from the scene.

“I just seen the taillights,” he told WBBM.

The off-duty officer was not injured in the attack and did not return fire, police said.

After nearly being assassinated, the officer was able to limp his Jeep another half mile before he came to a stop, possibly due to a flat tire, WBBM reported.

The retired officer who heard the attack said he spotted at least 13 shell casing placards outside his home after the attack.

Police have not made any arrests in connection with the targeted shooting.

Chicago Police Department’s Area Central detectives are handling the ongoing investigation into the incident, WLS reported.

Comments (20)
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Mike bass
Mike bass

Chicago police are handling it...now that's laughable...even if he's caught the perp will say white men in MAGA HATS attacked him so he had to do it... it's the new Smollett defense... so he'll walk

flybynight
flybynight

Hope the mayor doesn't fire him./sarc

JBoH
JBoH

Stunned! Stunned, I am! In Chicago of all pla........wait. Chicago? Never mind.

Excalibr4
Excalibr4

This needs the FBI and their resources to step in. They need all cell phone activity and any cameras in a 12 block radius reviewed right away! We see cops assasinated all the time, in the movies, but this real life shit never happens. If the FBI and god knows how many agencies (including the President and US Attorney General can marshall their forces to investigate the Martin/Zimmerman case, this should get 10 times the attention!

Aramovich
Aramovich

Thank God he was such a lousy shot.

bryantrent
bryantrent

I bet he was a Drug dealer

bronx163
bronx163

Retired guy was useless.

Didnt even attempt to call 911

Or help.

Njaz
Njaz

Glad his precious life was spared. A scary situation indeed. Get this perp- He likely will try again. Scary. 🙏 for LEO & family

Raymelson
Raymelson

This is unacceptable any where this thug should be taken out asap no trial needed just find him an take him out

Stanracer
Stanracer

And the war on the police continues So SAD!☹👎

Dutchuncle
Dutchuncle

Odd, with all the Gun Grabbers in that city,,,ONE of them should have taken this assailant's gun by now...nope, criminals get to KEEP theirs while the rest of us have to duck and hide.

Cop Watch
Cop Watch

maybe someone should check to see if this cop is about to testify against other cops and/ or government officials. then we can start to point fingers in the proper direction!

if the cops were competent they would have the shooter by now, the corrupt ones already know and are looking the other direction!

Mikeacevedoisalibcuc
Mikeacevedoisalibcuc

Felon out on bail for firearms posession.


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