Top Cop: Third Suspect In Custody

By Nick Gale, 890 WLS News

(CHICAGO) — A third suspect wanted in the killing of a Chicago police officer was arrested Sunday morning. She and the two other suspects were being questioned by investigators Sunday.

The Chicago Tribune reports that police sources and a family member have identified the officer who died as 29-year-old Ella French. French has been with CPD since April 2018 and is the first Chicago police officer shot and killed in the line of duty since Mayor Lori Lightfoot took office. Another officer also suffered gunshot wounds and is in critical condition.

The shooting happened during a traffic stop around 9 p.m. Saturday in the 6300-block of South Bell Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood. Police haven’t yet laid out the specifics of the stop.

The two officers were able to fire back striking one of the suspects.

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