Mother of brothers charged in murder of Chicago police officer arrested after scuffle at hospital while trying to see son

Evalena Flores, the mother of Emonte and Eric Morgan, was arrested at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn.

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The mother of two brothers charged with murdering one CPD officer and critically wounding another was arrested after a struggle with officers to gain access to her son’s room Tuesday morning.

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The mother of two brothers charged in the murder of a Chicago police officer has been arrested after scuffling with police and guards, kicking one of them, while trying to visit her son in the hospital, police said.

Evalena Flores was arrested at Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn just before 8:30 a.m. Tuesday after she ran down a hall and confronted Chicago police officers and security guards posted outside the room of Emonte Morgan, Oak Lawn police said.

Flores tried to push by them, demanding to see her son, and kicked one of the guards in the groin, police said. She was arrested and taken to the Oak Lawn police station.

Detectives sought felony charges but the Cook County state’s attorney’s office instead filed misdemeanor charges of battery, resisting a peace officer and criminal trespass, according to police.

Morgan, 21, is charged with fatally shooting Chicago Police Officer Ella French and critically wounding another officer during a traffic stop in West Englewood Saturday night. His brother, 22-year-old Eric Morgan, is facing weapons charges.

Emonte Morgan was shot in the abdomen by a third officer on the scene.

The confrontation at the hospital occurred hours before both brothers were denied bail at separate court hearings. Prosecutors said both of them have made admissions in the killing.

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