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Chicago police sergeant kills himself while on duty downtown

An on-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot himself Monday afternoon on the Near West Side.

According to Chicago police; 47-year-old officer, Steven Bechina, was found unresponsive inside his vehicle in the first block of North Desplaines.

He was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in critical condition and later pronounced dead, police said.

Bechina was a sergeant in the Chicago Police Department’s Mass Transit Unit, police said.

Chicago police recommend when someone, including an officer, is contemplating suicide is a national suicide prevention hotline, 1-800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433).

Chicago Sun-Times

UPDATE: Man killed in shooting on Lake Shore Drive

(CHICAGO) A man died after he was shot in the chest on Lake Shore Drive on the North Side early Thursday.

The 27-year-old was driving in the 4800 block of North Lake Shore Drive at 3:45 a.m. when he was shot, police said.

He took himself to Weiss Memorial Hospital, but was transferred to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, police said. He was pronounced dead at 7:34 a.m.

He was identified as Boshaun Jackson, of the 4400 block of North Clifton, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.