CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of an off-duty Chicago Police officer (all times local):
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says an off-duty officer who was shot in the head is “clinging to life” after undergoing emergency surgery, but that he’s hopeful after the 25-year-old man was able to give a thumbs up.
Johnson says there have been no arrests and police haven’t identified the person who opened fire on the officer’s vehicle at 1:30 a.m. on the city’s South Side, a few blocks from department headquarters.
He says detectives are interviewing a woman who was riding with the officer when he was shot and reviewing surveillance video that captured part of the shooting. He says detectives have not determined a motive but suspect it was a case of mistaken identity.