Off-Duty Officer Shot and Killed

Shooting death marks the fourth this year for CPD

By BJ Lutz and Ivanna Hampton
|  Tuesday, Nov 23, 2010  |  Updated 8:27 AM CDT
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The city's top cop tells some details from Monday slaying.

The city's top cop tells some details from Monday slaying.

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Chicago Police are investigating the death of another police officer unknown gunman shot an officer to death in his own vehicle Monday night.

"Once again I stand before you announcing the death of a Chicago Police officer," Police Superintendent Jody Weis said at an early morning press conference concerning the shooting. "It is very sad. This should not be happening."

The off-duty officer was found shot to death in the 2900 block of West Seipp St. in the Wrightwood neighborhood around 6:30pm Monday, said Superintendent Jody Weis.

Police found the 15-year-veteran and SWAT team member with a gunshot wound to the head in a vehicle, according to a Office of News Affairs release. Investigators discovered him in his personal vehicle, the Chicago Tribune reported.

The officer's identity is being withheld until his next-of-kin is notified.

The unnamed officer's death marks the fourth police killing this year.

Officer Michael Bailey was gunned down in July on the South Side as he returned home from a shift guarding Mayor Richard Daley's home.  Officer Thor Soderberg was shot and killed by a man two weeks before that. Officer Thomas Wortham was shot and killed outside his father's home by three assailants in May.

 "We've done this too many times this year," Weis said.

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