Two brothers charged in Chicago in fatal shooting of officer Ella French

Two brothers have been charged in the fatal shooting of Chicago police officer Ella French, the department announced Monday night.

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According to a new report from The Independent “Brothers Emonte and Eric Morgan are facing charges over the weekend shooting of Ella French, the first female police officer to be killed in Chicago in 33 years. A third man, Jamel Danzy, has been charged with allegedly supplying the weapon.”

The arrests come after a weekend of mourning for the slain 29-year-old officer, the first killed in the line of duty in the city since 2018 and the first female on the job since the 1980s. Her partner was critically wounded but is “incrementally improving”, police said.

The youngest brother Emonte, 21, was charged with first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder of a peace officer, one count of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, Chicago Police confirmed.

Eric, 22, is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon as well as one count of obstructing justice. They are expected to appear before court on Tuesday.