Evidence Technician Elijah Harris

Evidence Technician Elijah Harris

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, November 16, 1989

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Elijah Harris

Evidence Technician Elijah Harris was shot and killed after stopping a 16-year-old boy who was riding a bicycle in the 1500 block of West 79th Street threatening citizens with a .22 caliber pistol.

As Technician Harris began to pat down the subject the boy produced a .22 caliber pistol from his waistband and shot him.

Technician Harris was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran and had been with the Chicago Police Department for 21 years. He is survived by his four children, mother, sister and brother.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge 15208
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .22 caliber
  • Offender Not available

juvenile offender

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