CHICAGO — A Chicago police officer working security while off duty was shot and killed Thursday night.
Shots were fired as Officer Clifton Lewis, 41, tried to stop a robbery at the M&M Quick Foods grocery store, according to NBC Chicago. Lewis was transported to a Cook County hospital where he was in critical condition before succumbing to his wounds.
In a show of honor, patrol cars and other vehicles formed a procession around the ambulance that transported Lewis' body to the office of the medical examiner, ABC 7 reported. Lewis was an eight-year police veteran and was unmarried.
Trying to help end a recent string of robberies, the store had hired Lewis approximately one week prior to his death. Two arrests have been made in connection with the shooting, and the suspects are being questioned, authorities said.