A Chicago police officer was fatally shot inside the Thompson Center in Chicago's Loop Tuesday afternoon.
Spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the off-duty officer was shot twice in the head by "an assailant" while trying to break up a gun deal.
The high-ranking district police official was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
We send our love and condolences out to the first responders and family.
Shooting - Thompson center. CPD member shot. Transported to area hospital. Superintendent Johnson and command staff en route. Updates to follow.— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 13, 2018
UPDATE - CPD officer assisting a tactical team and was shot by assailant. Transported to Northwest Hospital. Updates to follow pic.twitter.com/66XM1jrhDg— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 13, 2018