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Published: Wed, February 14, 2018
Global Media | By Abel Hampton

Chicago Police CDR Dies after Being Shot Multiple Times

Chicago Police CDR Dies after Being Shot Multiple Times

The I-Team has also learned that the officer shot is a high-ranking district commander.

When the commander spotted the suspect, Superintendent Johnson said, "an armed physical confrontation ensued" and the commander was shot several times.

A "person of interest" has been taken into custody, police said. He was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he died.

A 31-year veteran of the force, Mr Bauer left behind a wife and daughter, officials said. Please take the time to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

CBS Chicago and WBBM Newsradio are not identifying the suspect, because he has not yet been charged in Bauer's death.

In Chicago, some people who saw the immediate aftermath of the shooting described a confused scene with people yelling and police swarming the area. The man he was chasing had just run away from a group of tactical officers who was acting suspiciously near State and Wacker.

"There's a radio laying (sic) next to him".

And on Wednesday, Richardson (Texas) Police Officer David Sherrard, 37, was shot and killed while responding to a disturbance at an apartment complex. ABC7 Chicago's I-Team learned the officer was shot twice in the head. Within a minute, another officer said he saw the man. "We just wanted to do a street stop on him and he took off on me".

"I know there is a perception out there that there is this wall, a lot of mistrust in the Police Department", he said.

There were initial media reports that the man may have been involved in the robbery of a local business, but Johnson did not provide details about what the man was doing that prompted officers to want to speak with him. Many workers said they could not get back into the buildings.

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