CHICAGO — An off-duty Chicago police officer was found fatally shot in the Tri-Taylor neighborhood Saturday evening.
Officer Lori Rice, 47, was found dead with a single gunshot wound in a car in an alley in the 900 block of South Bell Avenue around 9:30 p.m.
Police spokesperson, Anthony Guglielmi, said a preliminary investigation revealed it was a possible self-inflicted gunshot wound.
He said detectives classified the incident as a death investigation.
CASE UPDATE: Prelim investigation reveals possible self-inflicted gunshot wound. Detectives have classified this as a death investigation as we investigate the circumstances leading up to the shooting & await confirmation & additional info from the medical examiner. https://t.co/gS5M6qrdFU
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 3, 2019
Police initially said a man was in custody but he was only interviewed by police in the case.
The officer’s body was taken to the medical examiner’s office.
No further information was provided.