A Chicago police oversight agency has recommended the firing of an officer who shot his friend and lied about it.
In a report completed this summer, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability determined that Officer Patrick J. Kelly shot Michael LaPorta in the head in 2010 after a night of heavy drinking.
Kelly told investigators that LaPorta shot himself in a suicide attempt.
According to COPA's report obtained by the Chicago Tribune , the physical evidence contradicts Kelly's version of events.
The shooting left LaPorta unable to walk, read or live independently.
Kelly's attorney didn't respond to a request for comment Sunday.
LaPorta testified during a civil trial that Kelly shot him after a quarrel.
Kelly hasn't been criminally charged. He was stripped of his police powers, but remains employed by the department.