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2 Of 3 Suspects Arrested In Murder Of Chicago Cop Are Convicted Felons On Probation

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Police have arrested two convicted felons in connection with the shooting death of Chicago Police Officer Ella French.

Both were on probation at the time of her murder, according to the New York Post.

A third suspect has been federally indicted for the alleged straw purchase of the gun used in the attack, WFLD reported.

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Officer French, a 29-year-old, three-year department veteran, was murdered in the line of duty during a traffic stop on Aug. 7.

Her partner is fighting for his life after being repeatedly shot in the head and shoulder during the attack.

He is scheduled to undergo additional surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center, WFLD reported.

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Convicted felon Emonte Morgan has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Officer French, as well as additional charges of aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, two counts of attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, according to the New York Post.

He was previously convicted of having robbed a 36-year-old man of an iPhone in August of 2019.

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The victim chased him down and tackled him, at which point Emonte Morgan began assaulting him, police said.

He ended up being sentenced to two years of probation in November of last year in connection with the robbery charge, the New York Post reported.

Prosecutors filed a motion for violation of probation in May, but the reason for the filing has not been released, according to the paper.

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