Chicago police Officer Ella French was killed and her partner seriously wounded in a shooting Aug. 7 in West Englewood.
The officers were shot during a traffic stop shortly after 9 p.m. at 63rd Street and Bell Avenue and returned fire, hitting and wounding at least one suspect, police said.
Both officers were taken to University of Chicago Medical Center, where French was pronounced dead, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
The other officer was “fighting for his very life” in critical condition, according to First Deputy Eric Carter.
Two brothers have been charged in the shooting, and a man believed to have acted as the so-called straw purchaser of the gun used in the incident also was charged.
The shooting has spotlighted a growing rift among the Chicago Police Department’s top brass, its officers and city officials.
Tributes have poured in from all over the city for French, as officers, firefighters and supporters have gathered to mourn at memorials, a vigil and her funeral.