Chicago Police Commander Shot, Killed in Thompson Center

Feb 14, 2018, 18:21
Chicago Police Commander Shot, Killed in Thompson Center

The man fled, the police said, and Commander Bauer, who was nearby, heard officers giving the suspect's description over the police radio.

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

Bauer was immediately transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

An off-duty officer with the Chicago Police Department has died after he was "senselessly murdered" in a downtown building Tuesday afternoon, police said. "This afternoon, a CPD commander was shot while assisting fellow officers", Johnson wrote in an email to members of the department.

"I just ask the entire city for your thoughts and prayers", Johnson said, reported NBC Chicago.

However, the confrontation quickly became fatal when the gunman opened fire and shot Bauer at least twice in the head. Supt. Eddie Johnson identified the officer as Paul Bauer, a commander in the 18th District. He had been with the specialized mounted patrol unit and was now the commander of the high profile Near North District.

Tactical officers originally approached the suspect because he was acting suspicious, but when they confronted him a fight broke out and the man ran, Johnson said.

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

A different officer came on the air and said they found the suspect and had him in handcuffs.

"Keep the family in your prayers".

Bauer was a 31-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. Officers Anthony Morelli, 54, and Eric Joering, 39, were shot and killed by a man, police say, shouldn't have been able to have a gun due to felony convictions.

Commander Bauer is survived by his wife and daughter.

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