Commander Paul Bauer was killed while trying to help other members of a tactical team in “apprehending a suspicious person”, The Chicago Police Department confirmed said. A spokesman called a it a “senseless murder”, adding that person of interest was in custody. “It’s a difficult day for us”, Chicago Police Department Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters.
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The commander, who was chasing a man near City Hall, was the fifth police officer in the United States to be fatally shot in the last week, and the 12th so far this year.
The commander was killed whiles assisting a tactical team responding to a robbery.
Commander Paul Bauer was shot and killed after chasing after a suspect outside the Thompson Center in downtown Chicago, police said.