CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer was shot and wounded Monday on the city’s South Side.
The shooting happened around 12 p.m. in the 7310 block of South Dante Avenue in Chicago’s South Shore neighborhood.
According to Chicago Police Department Superintendent Larry Snelling, four officers of the 3rd District Tactical Team made an investigatory stop when the suspect, later identified as Tranza Campbell, ran away.
Officers briefly chased Campbell on foot when shots were fired at the officers, Snelling said. Three of the officers returned fire.
One officer was shot in the arm and taken to a hospital by fellow officers with non-life-threatening injuries, Snelling said. Campbell, who was shot by officers, was taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center and later died.
All of the other officers involved were taken to a hospital for observation, Snelling said.
A firearm was recovered at the scene, Snelling said.
The officers were in uniform at the time of the stop and shooting, Snelling said.
“There is a lack of respect for law enforcement at this time and we see it every single day, but there’s a lack of respect for life in general,” Snelling said. “We need to start taking a closer look at the violent actors that we have out here robbing individuals, who are shooting young children. We have children being shot in the city right now. It’s about time we stood up against these violent offenders, especially these repeat offenders.”
By Monday evening, the officer had been released from the hospital.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating the incident. Anyone with information is asked to contact them online to call them at 312-746-3609.
The officers involved have been placed on routine administrative leave for 30 days.
This is the fourth officer to be shot in 2023 in Chicago, according to CPD News Affairs. Two of them have died.
More than 60 officers have been shot at this year, according to News Affairs.