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Off-Duty Cop Shoots At Men Inside Car In North Park, Police Say

No one was wounded, and the Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating.

An officer removes police tape at 10:45 a.m. on March 12, 2021 in the 3900 block of West Glenlake Avenue.
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NORTH PARK — An off-duty Chicago Police officer is being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability after shooting at two people who broke into his parked car early Friday, officials said.

The incident happened about 6 a.m. in the 3900 block of West Glenlake Avenue. Neighbors said they heard four or five gunshots fired by an off-duty officer who lived in the area. No one was wounded, police said.

Police confirmed the 53-year-old man who fired shots is a Chicago officer who was off-duty at the time. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability is investigating.

The officer told investigators he saw two men he didn’t know inside his parked car and started yelling at them, police said. The men got out of his car and got into a waiting black Dodge Charger and one of them pointed a gun at him, police said. That is when he shot, he told responding officers.

The men in the Charger drove off and no one was in custody, police said.  

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