Chicago Officer Andres Vasquez Killed in Gun Battle

Chicago Officer Andres Vasquez Killed in Gun Battle

The Chicago officer who was shot and killed during a gun battle late Wednesday afternoon has been identified as 32-year-old Andres Vasquez.

Breitbart News reported the shootout on Wednesday, noting that a Chicago officer was taken to the hospital in critical condition before succumbing to his wounds.

On Thursday morning, ABC 7 identified the fallen officer as Vasquez, pointing out that he was shot numerous times following a foot chase that occurred while police were trying to apprehend “a man accused of chasing a woman down the street with a gun.”

The Chicago Tribune noted Chicago police officers began gathering outside the Cook County medical examiner’s office around 7:45 Wednesday night in anticipation of a procession for Vasquez’s body.

Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown indicated that Vasquez had been with the Chicago PD five years and “had a bright future ahead of him.”

WTTW reports that the 18-year-old who allegedly shot Vasquez took a shot to the head during the gun battle and is in critical condition.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at Reach him directly at

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