Suspect In Police Commander's Murder Appears In Court

Steve Miller
March 07, 2018 - 3:39 pm

Chicago Police

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CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- Shomari Legghette, the man accused of killing Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer last month, appeared in court Wednesday. 

The 44-year-old's court appearance took less than a minute, as Legghette was ushered into court by a sheriff's deputy and an county emergency response team. The judge set his next court date for Friday, when his indictment could be read. 

Leghette is accused of killing Bauer after the police commander intervened in a chase as the man was fleeing cops downtown. The two struggled outside the Thompson Center, and Leghette allegedly pulled out a gun and fired seven times, fatally stricking Bauer. He was later arrested and was found with drugs and was allegedly wearing body armour.

Leghette has been charged with first degree murder of a police officer, aggravated use of a weapon by a felon and drug charges. He's being held in Kankakee County Jail after inmates at Cook County Jail last month applauded him as we was being escourted for his bond hearing last month.