CHICAGO —- (WGN) -- Two people have been charged in the shooting death of an off-duty Chicago police officer.
Menelik Jackson, 24, is charged with one felony count of first degree murder, three felony counts of attempt – first degree murder and resisting police after attempting to flee during arrest. Jovan Battle, 32, is charged with one felony count of first degree murder and three felony counts of attempt – first degree murder.
Supt. Eddie Johnson plans to provide more information during a press conference at 11 a.m. Monday.
According to the Chicago Tribune, one of the men charged has a history of domestic violence arrests that dates back to at least 2017, the same time period when he was trying to apply to become a Chicago police officer. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi declined Sunday to comment on the man or his background.