CHICAGO – Two brothers have been charged in a capturing Saturday that left one police officer useless and one other severely wounded.
Emonte Morgan, 21, was charged with first-degree homicide within the capturing of officer Ella French, 29, together with tried homicide and different fees, based on a assertion Monday from the Prepare dinner County State’s Lawyer Workplace. Eric Morgan, 22, faces fees together with aggravated illegal use of a weapon. Each males had been scheduled to seem at a bail listening to Tuesday.
The incident started as a routine site visitors cease earlier than the lads started capturing on the officers, Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown stated at a information convention Sunday. The officers returned hearth, placing one particular person within the car, who was hospitalized and is in secure situation, Brown stated.
The capturing left French’s accomplice critically wounded, authorities stated. The Chicago Police Division tweeted Sunday asking for prayers as he remained within the hospital “combating for his life.”
“It is simply one other instance of how the Chicago police division and these officers (threat) their lives … to guard this metropolis day, in time out,” First Deputy Superintendent Eric Carter stated.
Lightfoot stated she had hung out with the household of the officer killed Saturday. She described the officer as “very younger on the job however extremely enthusiastic.”
“Our hearts ache for the lack of life,” Lightfoot stated on the Sunday information convention. “It is a very tragic and unhappy day for our metropolis.”
French was the primary feminine officer shot to dying within the line of obligation since Irma Ruiz, who was killed inside an elementary college in 1988.
The final Chicago officer shot to dying within the line of obligation was 28-year-old Samuel Jimenez, who was killed after responding to a capturing at a hospital on Nov. 19, 2018.
Two officers, Conrad Gary and Eduardo Marmolejo, died after they had been struck by a practice whereas pursuing a suspect on Dec. 17, 2018.
Contributing: John Bacon