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Off-duty Chicago police officer taken into custody after woman found fatally shot in Galewood home

Police responded to the home in the 2100 block of North Nashville Avenue for a well-being check and found the 29-year-old woman dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Two people were shot, one fatally, July 24, 2021, in Gage Park.
An off-duty Chicago police officer was taken into custody Dec. 9, 2021, after a woman was found fatally shot inside a home in Galewood.
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An off-duty Chicago police officer was taken into custody Thursday morning after a woman was found fatally shot inside a home in Galewood on the Northwest Side.

Officers were called to the home in the 2100 block of North Nashville Avenue about 10:10 a.m. for a well-being check and found Andris Wofford, 29, dead from a gunshot wound to the head, police said.

An autopsy Friday ruled her death a homicide, the Cook County medical examiner’s office said.

The officer was taken into custody at the scene and was being questioned by Area Five detectives, police said. The officer has been relieved of his police powers.

Sources said the officer had a child with Wofford, who had filed a complaint against the officer in the past alleging domestic violence.

Early last month, an off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot her husband, also an officer, while the two struggled over a gun in their home near O’Hare International Airport.

The couple were arguing in their home in the 8500 block of West Winona Street when one of them took out a gun and they began fighting over it, police said.