Charges upcoming in death of police commander

CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says charges will be filed Wednesday in the fatal shooting of a police commander.

Guglielmi tells The Associated Press the suspect, Shomari Legghette of Chicago, will be charged with first-degree murder, possession of narcotics and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

According to court records, the 44-year-old Legghette has number of convictions, mainly drug-related. He's also been convicted of possessing a firearm with a defaced serial number. Legghette previously served time in prison for armed robbery.

Cmdr. Paul Bauer was shot Tuesday after spotting a man matching the radio description of an armed suspect.

A Chicago police official says Bauer identified himself as a police officer and was trying to detain the suspect when they got into a physical fight and fell down a stairwell. The official says the suspect shot Bauer in the head multiple times.

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