Off-duty Chicago officer, daughter shot; grandson found safe

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An off-duty Chicago police officer and her 21-year-old daughter were shot Tuesday night at the daughter's South Side home.

Police sources tell the Chicago Tribune that the daughter's boyfriend was taken into custody several hours later after he fled the scene with the couple's young child.

The shooting happened at a home in the 2200 block of East 68th Street at about 9:30 p.m.

The officer, 49, who works in the narcotics unit, was with her daughter and grandchild when they were confronted by the child's father.

He reportedly opened fire on the women, hitting the officer several times in the face and neck area.

The daughter was also struck in the thigh.   The gunman took off with the child.

He was stopped after midnight on the North Side.

The child was found unharmed.

No charges have been filed.

Investigators have not said what led to the shootings.

The officer and her daughter were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where fellow officers gathered overnight.

The officer is listed in critical condition.

"The officer was shot numerous times in the face, neck, and both forearms," said First Deputy Superintendent Al Wysinger. "The officer is 49 years old. She's a 24 year veteran of the police department. She's received numerous awards."

Her daughter is listed as stable.

The Tribune reports the officer's husband is also a Chicago police officer.

 

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