• Search

BREAKING: Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Fatally Shot By Wife

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.

This is a developing story and we will keep you updated. For all of our updates, follow us on Facebook and go to your news feed preferences under your settings, then select that you want to see more of The Police Tribune’s posts in your news feed. Otherwise, Facebook may not show you updates.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

View all articles
Written by Holly Matkin


Sign up to our daily newsletter so you don't miss out on the latest events surrounding law enforcement!

Follow Me

Follow us on social media and be sure to mark us as "See First."