High-ranking Chicago officer dies, apparently shot himself

Remigio Civitarese
Agosto 2, 2020

After announcing Boyd's death on Tuesday afternoon, Brown pleaded with officers to "always keep in mind to take care of ourselves and each other".

Police Superintendent David Brown told reporters that the suspect was wanted in connection with a June 26 carjacking in downtown Chicago.

His suicide is also the latest of at least nine suicides by Chicago police officers in the last two years and comes three years after the U.S. Justice Department reported that the suicide rate among Chicago police officers was 60 % higher than the national average among police officers.

The most seriously wounded officer is now in critical condition, while the other officers have been treated and released.

Two officers complained of chest pain during the shooting and were taken to the hospital, ABC7 reported.

The report recommended expansions as well as improvements in mental health services available to officers, specifically in the Chicago area.

Brown added, "Dion left people he loved here, and colleagues who loved him as well". "They risk everything protecting all of us".

'There's really no way to convey or express the magnitude of this loss, ' Brown said as he stood along other CPD leaders.

A high ranking member of the Chicago Police Department who was promoted earlier this month was found dead Tuesday morning after he apparently shot himself in a station on the city's West Side.

Sources said the prisoner, in turn, was shot multiple times outside the police station, 5555 W. Grand. However, those who knew him said he struggled with the death of one of his officers who was gunned down in 2018.

Brown said the incident happened after officers had spotted a auto wanted in a downtown carjacking that happened on June 26, and arrested the suspect.

In video provided by police sources, dozens of shots can be heard outside the station.

"This is not the safest neighborhood in the city, but a police officer getting shot in the morning like this is not normal", he said.

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