Off-Duty Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer Dies After Being Shot Multiple Times

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Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Commander Paul Bauer Dies After Being Shot Multiple Times [Photo Credit: Twitter via @Chicago_Police]
Off-duty Chicago police Commander Paul Bauer dies after being shot multiple times while chasing a suspect across from City Hall.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said at a news conference that Bauer was “senselessly murdered” on Tuesday afternoon, while he was “assisting officers in apprehending a suspicious person.” A person of interest is in police custody.

Bauer was shot multiple times in a stairwell in the Thompson Center in the Loop. He was transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.

Commander Paul Bauer, who worked at the 18th District, was a 31 year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.