The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released video footage showing Solano shooting Alvarez as he was running away from officers, holding a gun in his right hand in the early hours of March 31.READ MORE: Some Chicago Bars And Restaurants Are Beginning To Require Proof Of COVID-19 Vaccination This Week
COPA recommended the officer who shot Alvarez be relieved of his police powers during the investigation. The officer, 30 years old, was placed on 30 days of administrative duties, as is standard procedure in a police shooting.READ MORE: 'We're Being Especially Cautious': Chicago COVID Vaccine Sites Are Turning Back Into Testing Sites
He’s been on the force for nearly six years, and according to the Citizens Police Data Project, he has had one closed complaint against him.
Before the video was released, Mayor Lori Lightfoot suggested the chase and shooting stemmed from a simple traffic violation, though she did not provide any details.MORE NEWS: Person Ends Up On Ramp From I-57 To Bishop Ford Freeway After Being Shot
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released several videos from the fatal police shooting on March 31, including body camera video from two officers, security camera video from a gas station where the chase started, and doorbell camera video from a home near the yard where Alvarez was shot.