Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Shot, Killed in River North

(Fox) UPDATE: An off-duty Chicago police officer was fatally shot in what appears to be a random attack early Saturday in River North, and another man who was with him is in critical condition after being wounded.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the officer as 23-year-old John P. Rivera of the Hegewisch neighborhood on the Far South Side. An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.

Rivera — who worked in the Gresham District and was with the police department for nearly two years — and three other people were sitting in a parked Honda Accord in the 700 block of North Clark Street around 3:30 a.m. when two unknown males approached them, Chicago police said. One of them fired shots into the car, and both then ran away.

An off-duty Chicago police officer was shot and killed in River North early Saturday morning, according to the Chicago Police Department.

About 3:28 a.m., two 23-year-old men were sitting in a parked vehicle in the 700 block of North Clark Street when two unknown males approached them. One of them displayed a gun and fired shots into the vehicle before running off, police said.

The off-duty officer inside the vehicle was killed, officials said. The other person was transported to the hospital in critical condition.

People of interest are being questioned by police.

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