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‘Combative’ Off-Duty Officer Arrested When Police Respond to Shooting

‘Combative’ Off-Duty Officer Arrested When Police Respond to Shooting

Chicago Tribune via YellowBrix

January 13, 2010

CHICAGO, IL – An off-duty Chicago police officer was arrested Tuesday after he became combative with on-duty officers responding to a shooting at his Far Southwest Side home, police said. The officer could face aggravated battery charges, police said.

The shooting happened about 4:45 a.m. in the officer’s home in the 10700 block of South Troy Street, according to police. The victim, who was wounded in the head, was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The officer’s weapon was used in the shooting, said a law enforcement source, who indicated the victim was a friend of the officer’s. The officer has been stripped of his police powers.

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