New bodycam video shows driver shot Chicago cop point-blank

Officers were walking up to the suspect’s car when the driver cracked open his door and shot Officer Erik Moreno

By Suzie Ziegler 

CHICAGO — The Chicago Police Department has released new bodycam and security video of a shooting that wounded a Chicago officer earlier this month. The videos show a driver firing point-blank at an approaching officer. 

The June 5 incident began after officers in an unmarked cruiser tried to stop a car for a traffic violation, according to the Chicago Sun-Times

In the video, cops are seen converging on the car with their weapons drawn when the driver cracks open his door and shoots Officer Erik Moreno, said CBS News. Moreno stumbles back, retreats behind a patrol car and collapses to the ground, video shows. Another officer applies a tourniquet to Moreno’s arm. 

The suspect, Jerome Halsey, was taken into custody and hospitalized with serious injuries, the report said. Halsey was charged with attempted murder, aggravated battery and aggravated assault. Moreno is expected to survive. 

This was the third time in just a few days that a police officer was shot in Chicago, the report said. 

Watch the body camera footage below. The shooting begins at 1:56.

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