Off-duty Chicago cop relieved of police powers after shooting 3 at Blue Island bowling alley

An off-duty Chicago police officer shot three people Tuesday night during an argument at a bowling alley in south suburban Blue Island, according to the agency that oversees the Chicago Police Department.

The probationary police officer got into an "altercation" at the Burr Oak Bowl at 3030 W. 127th St., according to Civilian Office of Police Accountability spokesman Ephraim Eaddy.

The conditions of the three people shot were not available, but there were no reported fatalities. COPA was notified of the shooting at 2 a.m. Wednesday, Eaddy said.

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An employee who answered the phone at the bowling alley said the officer had been with a party that was doing karaoke in a lounge area. A general manager was among those wounded, according to the employee, who said the manager was struck in the hand but is now at home "relaxing."

On Wednesday, the bowling alley’s liquor license was pulled amid the ongoing investigation into the shooting, the employee said.

COPA said it was investigating the shooting with the Blue Island Police Department, which didn’t respond to requests for comment.

The Chicago Police Department released a statement Wednesday afternoon saying the officer was relieved of his police powers after being taken into custody by the Blue Island Police Department.

"An off-duty Chicago Police Department probationary police officer was relieved of his police powers after being taken into custody by the Blue Island Police Department as part of an investigation into a shooting that happened just before midnight yesterday, January 11, 2022 in Blue Island, Illinois. This incident is being investigated by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) and the Blue Island Police Department. For additional information, please contact COPA and the Blue Island Police Department," the CPD statement read.

FOX 32 News contributed to this report.