John P. Rivera ID’d As Chicago Police Officer Shot To Death In Vehicle Saturday Morning

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CHICAGO, IL. (THECOUNT) — The off-duty officer, 23-year-old John P. Rivera, was shot in the chest, arm, and mouth, police said. He was pronounced dead at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.

(ORIGINAL INFORMATION:) An off-duty Chicago police officer was fatally shot while seated in a vehicle early Saturday morning. The officer has not yet been identified.

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Chicago police confirm a 23-year-old officer and three other individuals were sitting in a parked car when two men approached the vehicle near W. Huron St & N. Clark St, in Chicago, IL on Saturday.

One man showed a handgun and started shooting. The offenders fled the scene.

Another individual in the car was also shot and remains in surgery at an area hospital.

First Deputy Supt. Anthony Riccio said the officer who was killed was working 3rd watch in the 6th District and had completed a shift around 9 or 10 p.m.

Riccio said the off-duty officer had been with the department for just under two years, reports ChicagoCBS.

Officials said one person of interest is being questioned.

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