August 10, 2021 – In Breaking News – CNN
Prosecutors on Tuesday outlined the cases against two brothers charged in connection with the slaying of a Chicago police officer and the shooting of her partner after a traffic stop Saturday night.
Brothers Emonte and Eric Morgan were each denied bail in separate hearings for their alleged roles in the death of Officer Ella French, 29, and the wounding of another officer, who has not been identified. Neither was asked to enter a plea.
A woman who was also in the vehicle was not charged, authorities said.
Prosecutors described a traffic stop that went wrong, saying one brother initially cooperated but ran from the scene and that the other shot the officers.
According to the state’s attorneys prosecuting the cases, Eric Morgan fled the scene but returned, taking the gun and attempting to get rid of it. He was held by civilians until police could arrest him, a prosecutor said.
(The Chicago Police Department is in mourning after an officer was fatally shot Saturday night and another sustained critical injuries. Courtesy of NBC Chicago and YouTube. Posted on Aug 9, 2021.)
Chicago Police Superintendent David Brown said at a news conference Sunday that one of the offenders was shot and hospitalized.
Emonte Morgan appeared via video from hospital
At Emonte Morgan’s hearing on Tuesday, prosecutors said that when French and the other officer were shot, they fell with their cameras facing up and continuing to record.
At one point, Emonte Morgan can be seen stepping over one of the victims, according to Assistant State Attorneys Nicholas Hosler and James Murphy.
Emonte Morgan, 21, did not appear in court because he is in the hospital being treated for a gunshot wound, according to Chicago Police Officer Timothy McKeon.
Morgan is represented by assistant public defender Jennifer Hodel, who was present for the hearing.
(Two brothers have been charged in the shooting of two Chicago police officers during a traffic stop Saturday night, which killed Officer Ella French and critically wounded the other. Courtesy of Fox 32 Chicago and YouTube. Posted on Aug 9, 2021.)
Emonte Morgan is charged with one count of first-degree murder of a peace officer, two counts of attempted murder of a police officer, one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon with a prior conviction and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
Older brother allegedly took gun used in shooting
Eric Morgan, 22, has been charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon with a prior conviction and obstruction of justice, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office.
Tonight in the 6300 block of South Bell, 10th District & Community Safety Team officers organized a prayer service and balloon release in loving memory of fallen Officer Ella French. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/rXLww347qg
— Chicago Police (@Chicago_Police) August 10, 2021
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Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Chicago Police Officer Ella French, both blood and blue. Thank you for courage in serving your communities with pride and distinction. Your life mattered and you will be missed.
(Chicago Fraternal Order of Police President John Catanzara weighs in on the tragic killing of Officer Ella French during an exchange of gunfire during a traffic stop in the city, which left another officer critically wounded. Courtesy of Fox News and YouTube. Posted on Aug 9, 2021.)
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