On-duty cop accidentally fired his gun outside Lori Lightfoot’s home: Chicago police

A Chicago police squad car is seen outside former Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home in an image from Google Street View. | Google

CHICAGO — A veteran Chicago police officer accidentally fired a handgun across the street from former Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s home in Logan Square on Tuesday afternoon.

The on-duty officer was outside around 1 p.m. when his weapon “unintentionally discharged into the door frame of a parked personal vehicle” in the 3400 block of West Wrightwood, a CPD spokesperson said. No injuries were reported. The incident occurred at an address almost directly across the street from Lightfoot’s home.

Why the officer was apparently handling the firearm is not clear. According to public records, he is 52 years old and a 19-year veteran of the force.

COPA, the Civilian Office of Police Accountability, has been notified as CPD conducts an internal investigation, according to the police spokesperson. The officer remains on active duty because the firearm discharge was accidental.

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