Suspects Identified, Charged, in Fatal Shooting of Chicago Officer

Chicago Police Officer Ella French and her alleged killers. (Joliet PD; Screenshots via Twitter).
Joliet PD; Screenshots via Twitter

Two male suspects who were apprehended Saturday night have now been identified and charged in the fatal shooting of Chicago police officer Ella French.

Breitbart News reported that French was shot and killed just after 9 p.m. Saturday during a traffic stop and her male partner was shot and left in critical condition. The Chicago Tribune pointed out three suspects, two males and a female, were in the car the officers had stopped.

ABC 7 notes that one of the suspects opened fire on the officers and another male suspect, who was also allegedly armed, fled the scene.

He was tackled by nearby residents and held for police.

The two male suspects have now been charged. Twenty-one-year-old Emonte Morgan faces charges of “first degree murder, attempted first degree murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.”

Twenty-two-year-old Eric Morgan faces charges of “aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and obstruction of justice.”

NBC 5 reports that a third suspect in the incident was “located and arrested early Sunday.”

At least 72 people were shot, 11 of them of fatally, during the weekend in Mayor Lightfoot’s Chicago.

The Chicago Sun-Times pointed out 41 of the weekend shooting victims were shot during a ten-hour window of time that began at 7 p.m. Saturday night. Five of those 41 victims succumbed to their wounds, and that includes Officer French, who was shot during the deadly ten-hour time-frame.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkinsa weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. Reach him at You can sign up to get Down Range at


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