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A 29-year-old female police officer was shot and killed while another was seriously wounded in Chicago

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A 29 year old female police officer was shot and killed while another was seriously wounded

A 29-year-old female police officer was shot and killed while another was seriously wounded in an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop in Chicago over the weekend. 

The officer killed Saturday night, August 7, was identified as Ella French. She is the first female cop to be fatally shot on the job in more than three decades, according to the Chicago Police Department.

A 29-year-old female police officer was shot and killed while another was seriously wounded in an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop in Chicago over the weekend. 

Female police officer, 29, is first Chicago woman cop shot dead on the job in 33 years

The officer killed Saturday night, August 7, was identified as Ella French. She is the first female cop to be fatally shot on the job in more than three decades, according to the Chicago Police Department.

Two Chicago brothers have been charged in the shooting, the Chicago Police Department announced in a Monday press release. Emonte Morgan, 21, is charged with first-degree murder, as well as attempted murder and other charges. Eric Morgan, 22, faces charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and obstruction of justice.

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The two brothers and a woman were in a vehicle that had been stopped by police on Chicago’s South Side on Saturday night when gunfire erupted. The one-page release offered no details about why the vehicle was stopped or what unfolded before the shooting started.

Female police officer, 29, is first Chicago woman cop shot dead on the job in 33 years

The brothers are scheduled to appear in a Cook County bond court on Tuesday, August 10.

Samuel Jimenez, 38, was the last Chicago officer to be shot to death in the line of duty on November 19, 2018.

Officer Irma Ruiz was the last female officer shot to death in uniform, inside of an elementary school in 1988. Here

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