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Chicago cop killed with own gun

Shot by attacker after struggle outside police station

Duty Death: Thor Soderberg - [Chicago, Illinois]

By Frank Main, Cheryl V. Jackson, Stefano Esposito and Rummana Hussain
The Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — An academy instructor who volunteered his time by serving as a guide to a blind triathlete — was shot and killed with his own weapon Wednesday afternoon during a struggle outside a South Side police station, authorities said.

Officer Thor Soderberg, 43, was killed about 3:45 p.m. at 61st and Racine in the parking lot outside the former Englewood District police station, which is now used by the department's targeted response and gang enforcement units.

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