Lovelle Jordan the suspect who opened fire on Chicago police officers while they tried to take him into custody has been charged with multiple felonies and 6 counts of first degree murder.
Jordan opened fire on Chicago officers outside of the 25th precinct hitting three officers. One officer was shot in the face. Two of the officers have been treated. The third officer is currently still in the hospital.
Officers returned fire and struck Jordan and he is currently in custody at Stroger Hospital.
Jordan has spent at least a third of his life in the criminal justice system and has an extensive rap sheet.
“He was on electronic monitoring until June and then that was removed and now a month later he’s armed with a gun going into a stolen car with officers 5 feet away from him which leads to him shooting officers. They don’t want these offenders released back into their neighborhoods with guns. This is a convicted felon on parole, just gets off EM and he’s got a gun on him. Not only does he have a gun on him, he walks right in front of officers to get in a stolen vehicle because he thinks he’s going to be able to be that quick to get away.”
– said Chief Deenihan. “
Police are investigating the incident and trying to figure out how Jordan concealed a gun while in police custody.