Four-time felon, 44, is charged with murdering off-duty Chicago police commander, 53, who stopped to pursue the robbery suspect because he was acting suspiciously

Mail Online | 2/23/2016 | Associated Press
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Charges have been filed against a four-time felon for shooting dead a Chicago police commander.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said Wednesday the suspect, Shomari Legghette of Chicago, will be charged with first-degree murder, possession of narcotics and being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Court - Records - Legghette - Number - Convictions

According to court records, 44-year-old Legghette has number of convictions, mainly drug-related.

He's also been convicted of possessing a firearm with a defaced serial number. Legghette previously served time in prison for armed robbery.

Cmdr - Paul - Bauer - Tuesday - Man

Cmdr. Paul Bauer was shot Tuesday after spotting a man matching the radio description of an armed suspect.

A Chicago police official says 53-year-old Bauer identified himself as a police officer and was trying to detain the suspect when they got into a physical fight and fell down a stairwell. The official says the suspect shot Bauer in the head multiple times.

Superintendent - Eddie - Johnson - Tears - Reporters

Superintendent Eddie Johnson choked back tears as he spoke to reporters outside Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where Bauer was pronounced dead.

The shooting occurred near the James R. Thompson Center, the state government office building.

Johnson - Officers - Suspect

Johnson said officers initially confronted the suspect because he was acting suspiciously.

Police captured the man a short time later, and a gun was recovered at the scene, he said.

Bauer - Veteran - Department

Bauer was a 31-year veteran of the department.

There were initial media reports that the man may have been involved in the robbery of a local business, but Johnson...
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