Chicago, IL – An off-duty Chicago police officer was fatally shot by his wife, a fellow officer, inside their home on the Far Northwest side on Tuesday night.
The shooting occurred at about 8 p.m. on Nov. 2 at a residence located in the 8500-block of West Winona Street, WLS reported.
First responders found the 44-year-old male officer suffering from “a gunshot wound to the body,” according to police.
The critically-wounded officer was rushed to Lutheran General Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, WLS reported.
His name has not been released.
Chicago police confirmed both the victim and the shooter are off-duty Chicago police officers, but they did not confirm whether or not the shooting was a domestic incident.
Sources said the incident began as a fight between a husband and wife, WBBM reported.
One of the off-duty officers grabbed a gun during the argument and they began struggling over it, according to WBBM.
The gun was ultimately fired, and the male officer was hit in the chest.
Chicago Police Department (CPD) Area Five detectives and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) are handling the ongoing investigation into the shooting.
It is unclear whether or not anyone was taken into custody.
Police said the officer who fired the deadly round will be placed on routine administrative duties for the next 30 days while the investigation continues, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.
Police work the scene where a 44-year-old off-duty Chicago police officer was fatally shot on the 8500 block of West Winona Street in Oriole Park Tuesday in Chicago. According to the Civilian Office of Police Accountability the shooting involved a Chicago police officer. pic.twitter.com/RAarFJrLWV
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