Chicago/Suburbs

COPKILLERS CHARGED: 2 BROTHERS CHARGED OFFICER ELLA FRENCH MURDER

by P. J. McNeal, The Chicago Times

August 9, 2021

Emonte Morgan

CHICAGO — Two brothers have been charged in the fatal shooting of Officer Ella French and critically injuring the other during a traffic check in Chicago on Saturday night.  A third person, a female who was in the car at the time of the fatal traffic stop, has yet to face charges.

Emonte Morgan, 22, is charged with First Degree Murder of a Peace Officer, First Degree Murder Attempt (two counts), Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, and Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon.  Emonte Morgan has a criminal history.  He was charged with minor traffic offenses such as leaving the scene, driving without a license, and driving without insurance.  In 2019, he was charged with battery and theft.

For his role in the alleged crime, Eric Morgan, 21, is charged with Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon, Unlawful Use of a Weapon by a Felon, and Obstruction of Justice.

Eric Morgan

Officer Ella French, 29, of the Chicago Police Department was murdered during a traffic stop on Saturday night, while her partner is fighting for his life at the University of Chicago Medical Center.  The officers were conducting a traffic stop in the 6300 block of South Bell Avenue in the West Englewood neighborhood around 9 p.m., according to police.  According to police, officers in Chicago stopped a vehicle carrying the Morgan brothers and an unidentified female passenger.  The occupants of the vehicle opened fire on the officers, resulting in a gunfight.  One of the Morgan brothers was hit by gunfire and was taken to Christ Hospital in stable condition.

Both brothers are scheduled to appear in court on Tuesday.

A CPD source reported that when Mayor Lightfoot visited the hospital to pay her “respect” nearly 30 CPD officers turned their back on the soon to be disgraced mayor that we all know has blood on her hands.

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