CHICAGO (CBS) — An off-duty police officer who was shot in the face during a street rage incident in Irving Park East on Tuesday had been relieved of her police powers days earlier, and sources mentioned it was as a result of drugs had been discovered in her system.
Chicago Police Department spokesman Tom Ahern confirmed the officer had been relieved of her police powers on Saturday. Sources confirmed to CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot that the officer was relieved of her police powers attributable to drugs in her system.
Meantime, a hunt for the shooter continues.
Late Tuesday, the hunt for the shooter remained on.
The incident occurred round 3:10 p.m. Tuesday close to the intersection of Addison Street and Elston Avenue, in accordance with CPD Supt. David Brown.
There was a heavy police presence exterior the Jiffy Lube at 3630 N. Elston Ave. for hours afterward Tuesday. It wound up being one of 4 totally different areas with an enormous police presence related to this similar chain of occasions.
Brown added the 27-year-old feminine officer was hit in the face however her accidents are non-life-threatening.
The officer was touring northwest on Elston Avenue when a car touring in entrance of her abruptly stopped. The offender then produced a firearm, firing pictures from the car, which police mentioned was a black sport-utility car — presumably a GMC Yukon with chrome rims.
The suspect fled, however later, police have been making an attempt to cease a dark-colored car in the 5000 block of West Lawrence Avenue — in Jefferson Park north and west of the unique scene. During the encounter, the suspect car struck two CPD squad automobiles and one officer fired their weapon.
The CPD mentioned no people have been struck in that incident, and no accidents have been reported. The suspect car then fled in the dark-colored car and escaped.
Northeastern Illinois University police later discovered the unoccupied car in the 5800 block of North Drake Avenue, simply east of Peterson Park and North Park Village, and about three miles north of the taking pictures that began all of it.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability introduced through Twitter it was “responding” to an “officer-involved shooting near the 5000 block of West Lawrence.”
Brown mentioned police have a possible license plate quantity, however he declined to launch that quantity speaking to information media just a little after 4 p.m. on Tuesday.
The off-duty officer was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, which was the fourth website with a serious police presence.
“I did talk to the officer, and she is talking. She apparently did not lose consciousness,” Brown mentioned, “so thank goodness.”
Brown mentioned there was no proof the off-duty officer ever displayed or fired a weapon during the incident.
He added the officer was a probationary police officer, which means she was newly employed.
Brown expressed his frustration with folks utilizing weapons when they’re upset.
“We’ve seen gunplay at road rage incidents here, and really everywhere across this country,” he mentioned. “It seems personal conflicts have ended more and more with escalating violence. So it’s a concern of ours.”