Two people have been charged in the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Officer Ella French who was killed during a traffic stop in West Englewood Saturday night. Her partner remains in the hospital after being shot.
Emonte Morgan, 21, is charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, according to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Eric Morgan, 22, is charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and obstruction of justice, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office said.
The mother of two brothers charged in connection with the fatal shooting of Chicago Police Officer Ella French was arrested Tuesday after she tried to gain access to the hospital room in which her son was staying and attacked multiple police officers, according to authorities.
Police said they responded to a disturbance call around 8:30 a.m. at Advocate Christ Medical Center in suburban Oak Lawn, about 15 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.
The irony, in this case, is even bigger as the mother took the video of herself attacking police officers while trying to enter the hospital room so that she can talk about racial injustice local sources reveal.
While trying to enter Morgan’s room, Flores allegedly kicked an officer in the groin, police said. Flores then continued to resist arrest as she demanded to see her son.
The video purported to show a woman while entering the hospital, according to the station.
“I’m trying to see my son,” the woman was heard saying in the video. “Emonte Morgan. My son. I want to see my son.”
“Monte! Monte!” the woman was later heard screaming while running down a hallway. “Don’t touch me!” she yelled as officers were seen approaching her.
The woman was then informed she was under arrest, according to the video.
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Police said they contacted the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for approval of felony charges against Flores. But after reviewing the case, the office charged Flores with misdemeanor offenses, including battery, resisting a peace officer, and criminal trespass to real property.
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