A Chicago police officer was found dead of a gunshot wound.
Chicago, IL - An off-duty Chicago police officer was found dead from a gunshot wound Saturday night.
The unidentified female officer was found at around 9:15 p.m. in an alley in the 900 block of South Bell, according to WLS.
Initially, the incident was reported as domestic violence and there was a suspect in custody. Police later corrected those claims and said that the incident wasn't domestic and no suspect has been identified.
The department said that they are investigating if the officer's gunshot wound is self-inflicted.
Chicago PD Chief Communications Officer Anthony Guglielmi later tweeted, "CASE UPDATE: Prelim investigation reveals possible self-inflicted gunshot wound. Detectives have classified this as a death investigation as we investigate the circumstances leading up to the shooting & await confirmation & additional info from the medical examiner."
According to the Cook County medical examiner, the officer was a 47-year-old female.
If the officer committed suicide, she would be the seventh Chicago police officer to commit suicide in the past few months.