CPD Officer Fatally Shoots Herself In Far South Side Police Station Parking Lot

September 12, 2018 - 12:56 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- A Chicago police officer fatally shot herself Wednesday morning in the parking lot of a Far South Side police station.

Regine Perpignan, 54, was found unresponsive in her personal vehicle about 8 a.m. in the parking lot of the Calumet District police station, 727 E. 111th St., according to Chicago police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Perpignan, who lived in the Gresham neighborhood, was pronounced dead 15 minutes later, the medical examiner’s office said. An autopsy to determine the cause of death was scheduled for Thursday.

She “appeared to have sustained a self-inflicted gun-shot wound before reporting to duty,” police wrote in a statement.

In a tweet posted Wednesday morning, Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi described as as a “veteran Chicago Police officer” and said her death was “crushing news for the department.”

Counseling services will be available to officers in the Calumet District, police said.

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