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It’s the moment a Chicago cop was shot in the neck by a Porsche thief and a serial criminal who hid a gun in his crotch and fired 50 rounds at officers from the back seat of a squad car.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released chilling body camera footage on Thursday showing 27-year-old Lovelle Jordan shooting three officers as she arrived at a station on the West Side on July 30, 2020.
Arrested and Charged
The offender had been arrested for attempting to steal a 2018 Porsche in the Austin neighborhood.
Officers had seen Jordan enter the vehicle according to a 2020 police report and when they tried to remove him from the car, she “vigorously resisted arrest.”
Cops could be seen on body camera footage struggling with Jordan, with one officer fully on top of him, as they worked to handcuff the criminal.
‘You’re fucking brave, I’ll tell you,’ one of the officers can be heard saying. He can also be heard telling Jordan not to “worry” about the weed on him as they search him.
Jordan started yelling that he had his phone in his pocket and curled up his legs claiming it was because he “freaked out” but was actually hiding a gun in his crotch area.
As officers attempted to roll him onto his left side, Jordan can be seen trying to keep his groin area toward the ground to prevent the gun from being detected.
Jordan even convinced the officers to ‘put the handcuffs in the front’ because he has a ‘medical’ condition and had ‘insulin in the car’, which only made it easier for her to reach his gun.
As officers lifted him off the ground, Officer Jason Cloherty, 49, said, ‘It’s over, don’t play the goddamn games.’ Authorities managed to find Jordan’s phone, money and drugs, but had not located the gun.
Arriving at the Grand Central District station, Cloherty tried to pull Jordan out of the back seat, but the convict pulled out a semi-automatic pistol and shot the officer in the neck.
He can be seen on body camera footage of him falling backwards and making a choking sound.
Multiple rounds can be heard as another officer yells, ‘Shots fired, shots fired at police.’
The beaten officer can be seen rolling to the back of the vehicle to protect himself as blood dripped profusely onto the pavement and he began struggling to breathe.
Cloherty was finally able to get to his feet and began shooting at Jordan, who was hiding between a vehicle and a wall before entering a station, where several other officers motioned for him to sit down and a woman appeared to help him into the building.
Jordan managed to shoot two other officers before being shot in the arm and reportedly left paralyzed.
Cloherty was transported to a hospital and survived his injuries. Officers James Rowe and James Kurth, who were also shot, also survived his injuries. All three were transported and admitted to hospital.
Cloherty attempted to hide between a wall and a vehicle at the police station after firing around 50 rounds at officers, injuring three
The six officers who participated in the shooting were honored in September 2020 for their work.
Jordan was charged with six felony counts of attempted murder, one felony count of aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle, two felony counts of drug possession, one felony count of unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon, one felony of being armed habitual criminal, and two misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest.
At the time of his arrest, he was on probation for weapons charges and had just been released from electronic monitoring the previous month.
In April 2022, Jordan was sentenced to 31 years in prison and died on April 19 from unknown injuries.
The 2020 images were released in May 2022 after the Civil Bureau concluded its investigation in March.
Crime has continued to rise in the Windy City in 2022, with an overall crime increase of 36 percent. However, shooting incidents are down 13 percent this year.
Lovelle Jordan Quick and Facts
- Lovelle Jordan, 27, shot three Chicago police officers at the Grand Central District police station on July 30, 2020
- Jordan managed to hide a gun in his crotch after being arrested for trying to steal a Porsche, handcuffed and thrown in a cruiser
- The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released all the bodycam footage, as well as police reports after concluding its investigation in March 2022
- Jordan can be heard telling officers to stay away from his crotch and convincing then to handcuff him in the front which allowed him to reach for the weapon
- Officer Jason Cloherty, now 49, was shot in the neck while James Rowe and James Kurth were also hit but all three survived
- Jordan was sentenced to 31 years in prison for his actions in April 2022, but recently died on April 19 from unknown injuries