UPDATE 2: Superintendent David O. Brown released a statement regarding this story.
"Last night, we lost a member of our Chicago Police Department family. An off-duty officer was killed in a tragic shooting incident at his home last night. The circumstances of the incident are under investigation at this time. I ask for prayers on behalf of this officer’s loved ones as they mourn."
"I also ask that you keep all of our officers in your thoughts. They have had a tremendously challenging year, and losing a fellow officer is never easy. Please continue to support our officers as they grieve while still continuing to protect the people of Chicago."
Update: The officer has died from his injuries at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.
CHICAGO - Authorities are reporting tonight a domestic incident left a 44-year-old Chicago police officer in critical condition on the city's far northwest side near O'Hare International Airport.
The officer was off-duty at the time of the incident and sources tell us the man was shot by his spouse, who is also a Chicago police officer who was off-duty at the time.
Reports indicate the shooting occurred at approximately 7:15 p.m. inside a home on the 8500 block of W Winona, in a neighborhood on the east side of O'Hare International Airport.
Sources say there was an argument between a married couple and a struggle over a weapon. During the struggle the firearm discharged and struck the 44-year-old man in the chest.
Chicago Fire said they transported the man to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge in very critical condition.
The spouse remained at the home while Area Five detectives investigated.
According to police, the specifics of this incident, including the comprehensive use of force investigation, are being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability with full cooperation. This matter remains under investigation.
The Officer(s) involved will be placed on routine administrative duties.