Slain Cop's Brother Gunned Down

Sunday, Mar 21, 2010  |  Updated 4:15 PM CDT
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The brother of a slain Chicago Police officer was killed and another man was injured in an early Sunday shooting in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.

Two men were shot at 5:52 a.m. in the 8100 block of South Ingleside Avenue, said police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez, who was citing preliminary information.

Steven Lee, 32, died Sunday morning at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital following the shooting, family members confirmed.

Lee was the brother of Chicago Police officer Eric D. Lee, an Englewood District plainclothes tactical officer who was killed in the line of duty Aug. 19, 2001. Eric Lee and two partners were trying to rescue a man from a beating in a South Side alley when one of the attackers, Aloysius Oliver, shot the nine-year police veteran in the head while fleeing.

Oliver was found guilty of first-degree murder, among other charges, in September 2004 and sentenced to life in prison without parole.

Police are now investigating the Sunday shooting as a homicide, police news Affairs Officer Daniel O’Brien said.

Steven Lee suffered a gunshot wound to the chest in Sunday's shooting. The other man was shot in the abdomen area and was taken to Stroger Hospital in “stable” condition.

Police are looking for a 6-foot tall man wearing a beige coat who approached the men and opened fire, police said.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating, but nobody is in custody.

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