Off-Duty CPD Wounded (UPDATE - RIP Officer)
An off-duty Chicago Police officer was shot late Wednesday during an apparent armed robbery, police said. Two other people were reportedly wounded.
The off-duty officer was shot about 10:30 p.m. in the 8400 block of South King Drive, police said. The shooting appears to be an armed robbery.
Chicago Police requested State Police assistance in locating the maroon Nissan Maxima involved in the shooting. The car was last seen heading northbound on the Dan Ryan Expressway (I-94), Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Anthony Hoop said.
He said three people were wounded in the shooting.
UPDATE: Officer Thomas Wortham IV, recently returned from a second tour in Iraq serving his country, assigned to the 007th District (Englewood) and just home from honoring Law Enforcement deceased in Washington DC, was murdered when three offenders attempted to take his motorcycle. Wortham's father, a retired police sergeant, killed one assailant and wounded a second. The third is being sought at this time. RIP Thomas Wortham IV.
Tribune and Sun Times coverage here.
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