The National Police Association Offers Reward for Information About the Person Who Shot at a Chicago Police Officer

The National Police Association is announcing a $5,000 reward for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the individual responsible for opening fire on an off-duty Chicago police officer just before 10pm on December 3rd at the intersection of 81st and Washtenaw on Chicago’s South side.

A three-year veteran officer left the Sixth District police station at 78th and Halsted and noticed he was being followed. A little more than a half mile away, CBS Chicago Channel 2 reported, someone tried to kill him.

At least twelve rapid fire gun shots were heard. It happened after a gunman jumped out of a gray Dodge and began firing at the officer’s vehicle.

Police said the shooter got back in the Dodge Caravan and sped away. The off-duty officer, unhurt, drove his bullet riddled vehicle a half a mile south to 85th and Washtenaw where it may have broken down due to a flat tire.

Police are searching for the shooter as the investigation continues. Anyone with information about this incident is encouraged to call the Chicago Crime Tip Line 1-888-393-6646.

The NPA’s reward program terms and conditions can be reviewed here is a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission of educating supporters of law enforcement in how to help police departments accomplish their goals.

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