Chicago police commander was on duty when gunned down, police now say

A police commander was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in downtown Chicago after he spotted a man matching the radio description of an armed suspect officers were chasing on foot, the city's police superintendent said.

Initial reports said Bauer was off-duty when he was shot, but the top spokesperson for Chicago police tweeted a correction late Tuesday night:. He added that Chicago police would be escorting Bauer's daughter to school from now on.

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