November 20, 2018 – In Breaking News – Chicago Tribune
A Chicago police officer and two other people were killed in an attack at a South Side hospital Monday afternoon that sent medical personnel and police scrambling through halls, stairwells and even the nursery in search of victims and the shooter before he was found dead.
Officer Samuel Jimenez, on the force less than two years, was gunned down as he went to the aid of other officers who had been called to Mercy Hospital & Medical Center around 3:20 p.m. about an assault.
(A gunman opened fire Monday in a shooting spree at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center in Chicago, leaving four people dead, including the suspect and a police officer. The rampage began with a confrontation in the parking lot before the shooter ran inside and exchanged gunfire with police. Courtesy of TODAY and YouTube. Posted on Nov 20, 2018.)
Jimenez, 28, was married with three small children.
He’s the second Chicago police officer killed in the line of duty this year, the most since 2010 when five officers were fatally shot.
The first was Near North District Cmdr. Paul Bauer, killed Feb. 13 outside the Thompson Center.
“Those officers that responded today saved a lot of lives,” said Chicago police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
Continue reading… Chicago hospital shooting: Young cop, doctor, pharmacy resident and gunman die in Mercy Hospital attack
(Dr Tamara O’Neal was killed when Juan Lopez confronted her at the Mercy Hospital parking lot just before 3.30pm on Monday. Officer Samuel Jimenez was also killed. Lopez, who is among the dead, shot O’Neal three times in the hospital’s parking lot before she fell to the ground. He then stood over her and fired three more times before going into the hospital. Lopez then shot another woman who was pharmaceutical technician at hospital as well as Jimenez, who died later from his injuries. Lopez was killed by a SWAT team officer. Courtesy of the Dail Mail and YouTube. Posted on Nov 20, 2018.)
Editor’s note: Our thoughts and prayers are with the families of Dr. O’Neal, Ms. Less and Officer Jimenez. Thank you for serving the citizens of Chicago with pride and distinction. You will not be forgotten.
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