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Chicago officer shot and killed in West Englewood

Chicago officer shot and killed in West Englewood

A Chicago police officer was killed in a shooting Saturday on the city’s Southwest Side. A second officer was injured and remains in the hospital in critical condition. Three people are in custody. Police identified the slain officer as 29-year-old Ella French. She had been on the force since 2018. Police said officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 6300 block of South Bell Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood just around 9 p.m. Officers had stopped a vehicle with three occupants inside, two men and one woman. According to police, the occupants inside the vehicle opened fire towards the officers, leading to an exchange of gunfire. The officers were struck by gunfire at the scene. Both were taken to the hospital where one of the officers, French, died from her...

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