EMBED >More News Videos Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson addresses the media to announce the death of 18th District Commander Paul Bauer, who was shot at the Thompson Center.
EMBED >More News Videos A woman who works on the 11th floor of a building across from the Thompson Center describes what she saw after shooting.
A CPD commander shot while assisting a tactical team at a state government office building in downtown Chicago has died.Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the off-duty officer was shot before 2 p.m. Tuesday at the James R. Thompson Center, 100 W. Randolph.
"His death is a tragic reminder of the dangerous duty the men and women of our police department accept to ensure the safety of us all," the mayor was quoted as saying.Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham, in a statement ,said, "The Fop and its members mourn the senseless and tragic loss of Commander Bauer and ask for prayers for him and his family.
I'm still shaking," he said.Attorney Deborah Martinez said she was walking into a courtroom on the 11th floor of the Daley Center when she saw people gathering by the window looking down on a sea of police vehicles gathering across the street outside the Thompson Center.Martinez said she saw paramedics performing chest compressions on a person covered by a white sheet atop a stretcher.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and colleagues of the officer tragically lost in a shooting at the Thompson Center today.— Bruce Rauner (@GovRauner) February 13, 2018
So grateful for the response and protection from the Illinois State Police Protective Services Unit in the aftermath. Thank you for keeping us safe.— Bruce Rauner (@GovRauner) February 13, 2018