$10 million bail has been set for a woman charged in connection with a crash that killed an off-duty police officer.
31-year-old Shanell Terrell, of the 12300 block of South Throop Street, appeared in court Sunday on charges of first-degree murder and possession of cannabis.
Police say she was being chased by officers from Calumet Park early Friday morning, when she plowed into a car at the corner of 87th Street and South Lafayette Avenue.
Officer David Harris, who was heading home from work at the time, was killed.
In a statement, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Garry McCarthy called the charges “a measure of justice for Officer Harris as well as his family, friends, and colleagues, though the pain of his loss makes the news bittersweet.
“On behalf of the entire Chicago Police Department, I would like to express deepest condolences to the Harris family,” McCarthy said.
Harris, a highly decorated 10 ½ year department veteran, is survived by a wife and two young sons.