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Posted: February 13, 2018

Off-duty Chicago police commander shot and killed while assisting tactical team

File photo of a Chicago police vehicle.
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File photo of a Chicago police vehicle.

By Shelby Lin Erdman, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

CHICAGO —

An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot downtown near the Thompson Center, which houses government offices and agencies, Tuesday afternoon, according to police officials.

The officer, who was transported to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, was assisting a tactical team and was shot by an “assailant,” according to Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

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