High Ranking Chicago Police Officer Fatally Shot, Suspect in Custody

High Ranking Chicago Police Officer Fatally Shot, Suspect in Custody

Some initial media reports said the suspected shooter may have been involved in the robbery of a local business, but Johnson did not provide details about what the man was doing that prompted officers to want to speak with him.

Bauer was working near the Thompson Center downtown Tuesday afternoon, when he heard police radio calls about a suspect who had run away from tactical officers, police said.

The gunman is in custody and has not been identified, but the 44-year-old suspect has a felony record that goes back 20 years, according to the Sun-Times.

He's also been convicted of possessing a firearm with a defaced serial number. "He wife, daughter, family, the entire law enforcement community are in our prayers as they mourn this tragic loss". Paul Bauer was shot to death at the Thompson Center, Tuesday afternoon, February 13, 2018.

Bauer, 53, was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

"It's a hard day for us, but we will get through it", said Superintendent Eddie Johnson of the Chicago police, who was visibly emotional as he addressed reporters outside a hospital.

Officers on foot and horseback gathered to salute their fallen commander as a procession of vehicles transported Bauer to the Cook County Medical Examiner.

After engaging in a physical altercation with police, the suspect then fled.

There were flowers, dozens of flowers, a candle and a police badge, among the items seen Wednesday. "We just wanted to do a street stop on him".

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Police captured the man a short time later, and a gun was recovered at the scene, he said.

Before working with the 18 District, Bauer served in the Chicago Police Mounted Patrol Unit.

Bauer was a 31-year veteran of the department.

"We're not talking about the guy who stole a loaf of bread from the store to feed his family", he said in November 2017, according to the Loop North News. We're talking about career robbers, burglars, drug dealers.

A witness told the Chicago Tribune she heard around five shots. "They need to be off the street". Eddie Johnson, Guglielmi said.

"Maybe I'm jaded", said Bauer (left), "I don't think that's anything to be proud of".

It was initially reported that Bauer was off-duty, but police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said on Twitter late Tuesday that Bauer was on-duty.

Tuesday evening, firefighters at a station near Bauer's police district headquarters lowered their flags to half-staff.

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