The Chicago officer who was shot and killed during a gun battle late Wednesday afternoon has been identified as 32-year-old Andres Vasquez.
Breitbart News reported the shootout on Wednesday, noting that a Chicago officer was taken to the hospital in critical condition before succumbing to his wounds.
On Thursday morning, ABC 7 identified the fallen officer as Vasquez, pointing out that he was shot numerous times following a foot chase that occurred while police were trying to apprehend “a man accused of chasing a woman down the street with a gun.”
The Chicago Tribune noted Chicago police officers began gathering outside the Cook County medical examiner’s office around 7:45 Wednesday night in anticipation of a procession for Vasquez’s body.
Earlier today, we lost one of our own. An on-duty police officer was fatally shot while responding to a person with a gun call….