Chicago man shot by off-duty cop during apparent robbery dies

A Chicago man who was shot Wednesday afternoon by an off-duty cop has died.

At about 12:53 p.m. on Wednesday, an off-duty Chicago police officer interrupted an apparent robbery in front of an apartment building in the 1300 block of West 90th Street, police said.

The officer produced their firearm, announced they were with the department and attempted to intervene.


In a neighbor’s surveillance video, you see the officer begin to walk past 39-year-old Leevon Smith, who then appears to grab her, and they begin to struggle with one another.

Chicago police report there was a struggle over the officer's weapon, and Smith was struck by gunfire.

He was transported to Christ Hospital in Oak Lawn in serious condition. The officer was transported to an area hospital with minor injuries.

Smith was arrested and charged with one felony count of aggravated battery in a public place and one felony count of attempted robbery.

On Friday, CPD told FOX 32 that Smith had died from his injuries sustained in the incident.

The officer was placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days. The Civilian Office of Police Accountability was investigating.