Chicago Police Commander Killed on Busy Downtown Block

The commander, who was chasing a man near City Hall, was the fifth police officer in the United States to be fatally shot in the last week, and the 12th so far this year.

CHICAGO — A high-ranking Chicago police officer was fatally shot on Tuesday afternoon within sight of City Hall, turning some of downtown’s busiest blocks into a chaotic crime scene and adding to a grim tally of officers killed across the country in recent days.The officer, Cmdr. Paul R. Bauer, 53, was chasing a man near a state government building across the street from City Hall in the early ...