Off-duty Chicago cop allegedly killed woman who planned to leave him
An off-duty Chicago cop was arrested for fatally shooting the mother of his child — who planned to break up with him, relatives and police said.
The officer — who was not identified because he had yet to be charged — was taken into custody early Thursday after Andris Wofford, 29, was found dead with a gunshot wound to the chin at a home in the city’s Northwest side.
Wofford’s sister told the station she had been dating the officer for two to three years and had a 9-month-old child with him but planned on leaving him while intending to co-parent their child.
“Everyone is shocked,” said Wofford’s sister, Chquita Bell. “Everyone is distraught. Confused. We didn’t see this coming. We didn’t know that it had gotten to this point.”
Wofford, who also had 6-year-old child, worked as a social worker, WFLD reported. Her father went to the officer’s home and later called police after another sister couldn’t reach her early Thursday to pick up her child, Bell said.
“So young and so vibrant and so full of life,” Bell said of her sister, who was working toward earning a master’s degree. “She loved her job, her career, school, everything. She was really doing it.”
WFLD did not identify the officer who allegedly killed Wofford. He has been relieved of his police powers and was being questioned by detectives in the incident, a Chicago police spokeswoman told The Post in a statement Friday.
“No further information at this time,” the spokeswoman said.
Wofford had previously filed a complaint against the officer accusing him of domestic violence.
Wofford, who was discovered dead in a residence in the 2100 block of North Nashville Avenue, lived along the same block, the Chicago Tribune reported.
The deadly shooting marks the second fatal domestic incident involving an off-duty Chicago cop since early November. A female off-duty cop fatally shot her husband — another Windy City cop — as they struggled over a gun in their home near O’Hare International Airport on Nov. 2.