Video shows point-blank shootout with suspect and Chicago cops

The gunfight left two officers and the suspect wounded


By Suzie Ziegler 

CHICAGO — A civilian police watchdog agency released dramatic bodycam video this week of a shootout between Chicago officers and an armed felon. 

Two officers and the gunman were shot and wounded during the May 16 incident, according to the Chicago Sun-Times. The suspect, 45-year-old Bruce Lua, is a convicted felon and was awaiting trial for a misdemeanor assault case when he shot at officers. 

Officers were responding to a ShotSpotter alert when they encountered Lua. At the scene, Lua refused officers' commands to stop. Video shows Lua walking away from the officers. At some point, Lua approaches one of their marked cruisers. The officers get out of their cars, and one of them yells, “Show me your hands!” 

“Get your hands out of your pocket,” the officer, with his gun drawn, tells Lua. “Stop, get your hands up.” 

Lua then appears to pull a gun out of his sweatshirt and fires at the officer, just a few feet away. Multiple officers return fire, hitting Lua. Investigators said they recovered a gun at the scene, according to the report. 

A 26-year-old officer was shot in the hand, and a 28-year-old officer was shot in the hip and shoulder, reported the Chicago Sun-Times. Both were released from the hospital later that day. Lua was hit in the leg and survived, according to ABC 7

Lua is now being held on a $10 million bail for attempted murder, aggravated battery and unlawful use of a weapon. 

The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released footage from multiple surveillance cameras and body cameras. In this compilation below, the shooting happens around the following time stamps: 3:21, 4:11, 5:14, 8:41 and 9:29. 

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