Veteran Chicago cop gunned down in broad daylight

Police guard the crime scene after an off-duty Chicago police officer was shot at the James R. Thompson Center on Tuesday

Police confirmed that Commander Paul Bauer of the Near North District was shot several times before 2 p.m. local time, police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told the Chicago Tribune.

Fox 32 Chicago reported the commander was shot in a stairwell of the Thompson Center in the city's downtown business center.

A description of the suspect was broadcast on police radio, and when Bauer, who was off-duty, saw the offender, he approached him.

"Don't anybody get hurt", one police officer warned, according to radio traffic obtained by the Tribune. Johnson said Bauer leaves behind a wife and daughter.

Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson sent out an email to members of the police department, according to the Tribune: "Today, our department suffered a tragedy that it is hard to comprehend". "Any loss of life in this city is tragic, this one is hard". The man ran from the "Central District tactical officers" who gave chase. The Thompson Center, also known as the State of Illinois Building, is an atrium-style governmental building with commercial businesses on the first floor and a food court on the lower level.

Bauer was able to catch the man but things got physical.

CBS Chicago and WBBM Newsradio are not identifying the suspect, because he has not yet been charged in Bauer's death.

The city saw2,785 shooting incidents affecting almost 3,500 victims in 2017, according to police statistics, along with 650 murders.

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See updates here from NBC's Chicago 5.

The dispatcher repeatedly asked for the officer but there was no response.

Guglielmi did not have any details about the shooting, the officer's name or the officer's condition. The I-Team has learned the officer was shot twice in the head.

Police officials and other sources tell the Chicago Tribune that Cmdr.

Mayor Rahm Emanuel lauded Bauer, a 31-year department veteran, as standing for "the highest ideals of our police department and our city". "His death is a tragic reminder of the unsafe duty the men and women of our police department accept to ensure the safety of us all".

According to the officer down memorial page, this is the 12th officer killed nationwide in shootings so far this year.

On Saturday, two veteran officers in OH were killed while responding to an apparent domestic situation. Within a minute, another officer said he saw the man.

In Colorado, an El Paso County Sheriff's deputy marking his 11-year anniversary with the force was killed January 5 in a shooting that also left three law enforcement officers wounded.

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