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Off-duty Chicago police officer shot outside his home

By the CNN Wire Staff
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Off-duty Chicago cop murdered at home
  • A decorated Chicago police veteran was shot and killed Sunday morning
  • The officer had just finished his shift and was at his home
  • Police have no suspects in custody

(CNN) -- A Chicago, Illinois, police officer was shot and killed Sunday morning after finishing his shift, police said.

Officer Michael Bailey, a decorated 20-year veteran of the department, had returned to his home on the south side of Chicago. He was shot outside his personal vehicle about 6 a.m. (7 a.m. ET), police said.

Bailey was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 6:40 a.m., police said

Police had no one in custody as of Sunday afternoon, but suspect more than one attacker, spokesman John Mirabelli said.

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Bailey, 62, was assigned to the central business district of Chicago, Mirabelli said.

He was the third Chicago officer killed since May, police said in a statement.

The most recent was July 7, when an officer was shot and killed during a struggle with a suspect in a police facility parking lot.