Update 2: A Chicago Police officer has been charged with first-degree murder after a woman was found fatally shot inside her condo in Galewood on the northwest side. The officer was off-duty at the time the incident occurred.
Pierre Tyler, 29, of West Town, was charged with felony count of first-degree murder, according to Chicago police.
Police have not indicated what they believe to have led to the shooting.
Tyler is scheduled to appear in court on Saturday.
Update 1: Family members identified the 29-year-old woman as Andris Wofford, a mother of 2 children pursuing a master's degree.
The family told WGN News they were babysitting her daughters Wednesday and went to the home when she did not come and pick the girls up. They called police after she did not come to the door but her car was in the parking lot.
A sister told FOX32Chicago that the arrested police officer and Ms. Wofford had been dating for 2-3 years, and he is the father of her youngest daughter, who is 9 months old.
While the officer has been relieved of his police powers, he has still not been charged and detectives continue to investigate.
CHICAGO - Officers responding to a well-being check on the city's northwest side this morning discovered a 29-year-old female with a gunshot wound to her chin. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
Authorities said tonight that officers responded to a well-being check in the 2100 block of North Nashville Avenue on the city's northwest side around approximately 10:10 a.m.
Upon arrival, they found a 29-year-old female who was unresponsive and had sustained a gunshot wound to her chin. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
An individual is under arrest and being questioned by Area 5 detectives. This individual is an off-duty Chicago Police officer.
At this time the officer has been relieved of his police powers.
Authorities said there was no further information at this time, but the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the officer may have had a child with the woman and that she may have made past allegations of domestic violence against the officer.
Notes & References
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Bomke, Natalie. “Chicago Cop Arrested after 29-Year-Old Woman Found Dead inside Belmont Cragin Home.” FOX 32 Chicago. FOX 32 Chicago, December 10, 2021. https://www.fox32chicago.com/news/chicago-cop-arrested-after-29-year-old-woman-found-dead-inside-belmont-cragin-home. ↩︎
Nolen, Jermaine. “Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Taken into Custody after Woman Found Fatally Shot in Galewood Home.” Times. Chicago Sun-Times, December 10, 2021. https://chicago.suntimes.com/crime/2021/12/9/22827184/off-duty-officer-custody-after-woman-found-fatally-shot-inside-home-in-galewood?utm_campaign=chicago.suntimes&utm_content=entry&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter. ↩︎