Chicago off-duty officer fatally shoots son after physical altercation in Garfield Ridge home: report

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CHICAGO — A 23-year-old man who was fatally shot by an off-duty Chicago police officer inside a Garfield Ridge home was the officer’s son, according to the Chicago Tribune.

It happened just before 2 a.m. Wednesday inside a home on the 5600 block of Nottingham. Police say the man was shot by the homeowner during a physical altercation. They believe the shooting was “domestic-related.”

Sources tell the Chicago Tribune the homeowner is an off-duty CPD officer and the victim was his son.

The medical examiner has identified the man as 23-year-old Rafael Flores.

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) is investigating.


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