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Off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot

Guglelmi says police have taken a person into custody for questioning but he did not know if the person is a suspect. (Photo Courtesy of MGN Online)

Chicago's police chief says a high-ranking member of the department has died after being shot at a state government building downtown.

Superintendent Eddie Johnson told reporters that Cmdr. Paul Bauer was shot several times. He was off-duty when he went to assist tactical officers pursuing a fleeing suspect near the James R. Thompson Center shortly after 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Johnson says the suspect was taken into custody and a gun was recovered at the scene.

Bauer was rushed to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

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