2 Chicago police officers shot, 1 killed in West Englewood shooting; 3 in custody

Three people are in custody after two Chicago police officers were shot Saturday night. One of the officers later died from her injuries.

Chicago police said the shooting occurred about 9:10 p.m. in the 6300-block of South Bell Avenue in West Englewood, and it left the officers in serious-to-critical condition.

They were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where a crowd of hundreds of officers gathered after 10 p.m. to stand guard and pray. Some officers could be seen hugging each other; others appeared emotional.

Early Sunday morning, officers ceremoniously escorted French’s body to the medical examiner’s office.

She was part of the Cook County Sheriff’s Office before joining CPD.

It is a loss Irma Ruiz-Collins understands all too well.

“There’s an immediate sense of dread, of not again, of shock, of sadness,” she said.

Named after her mother, Irma Ruiz-Collins is the daughter of Chicago police Officer Irma Ruiz, who was shot and killed confronting a gunman inside a West Side school in 1988.