Suspect shoots 3 Chicago officers who then shoot him

Cheryl Sanders
August 2, 2020

According to authorities, Lovelle Jordan was being taken into custody Thursday for suspected carjacking when he opened fire on several officers outside a police station.

In 2017, the U.S. Justice Department reported that the city's suicide rate among its police officers was at least 60% higher when compared to the average of 18.1 officers per 100,000 across the nation.

The shooter had been handcuffed and started to open fire around 9:40 a.m., as soon as officers opened the doors of the vehicle they were transporting him to, the local CBS affiliate reported. Brown did not get into the specifics of what happened from there, but said the shooting occurred during the process of an arrest, and that the suspect was able to fire multiple shots at arresting officers. Suspects are routinely searched for weapons before they are placed in police vehicles. Chicago Police Department officials referred all questions to the agency, which investigates police-involved shootings and officer misconduct.

Jordan, who remained hospitalized Friday, has been arrested numerous times on the West and Northwest sides, records show.

Between 2012 and 2015, he was convicted in three different cases for felony drug possession and delivery.

The officers had spotted a auto from a June 26 carjacking downtown. He pleaded guilty in 2018 to being a felon in possession of a firearm and was sentenced to five years in prison; with credit for good time and a year in county jail awaiting trial, he was paroled in April.

In a statement, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said, "I am extremely saddened to share with you today the loss of a respected member of our command staff to suicide". That's who's responsible for shooting the officer in the face, the offender.

Boyd, who served with the department for almost three decades in roles that included tactical officer, undercover officer, and homicide detective was a "respected command staff member", Brown added.

"When they leave home, they leave their loved ones and put their stars on and risk everything".

"To every officer, we want you to know that you are deserving of help and healing, and no one needs to struggle alone", Mayor Lori Lightfoot wrote on Twitter while offering condolences to Boyd's family. "This is the sacrifice they make in order to serve and protect our city and fellow residents".

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