Murdered Chicago cop Ella French’s partner lies paralyzed in hospital bed ten days after they were both shot in traffic stop: Sparking war of words between Mayor Lori Lightfoot and the police department
- Officers Carlos Yanez and Ella French were shot in Chicago’s West Englewood neighborhood on August 7 after performing a routine traffic
- Yanez was severely wounded and 29-year-old French was killed
- A GoFundMe set up for Yanez features a photo of the him lying in his hospital bed
- The description states that Yanez suffered ‘multiple gunshot wounds to the eye, brain, and shoulder all causing potentially lifelong disability’
- Emonte Morgan, 21, and his brother Eric, 22, were arrested for French’s death
The partner of a slain Chicago cop has been pictured paralyzed in the hospital as he faces a ‘potentially lifelong disability’ after they were both shot in the line of duty while performing a traffic stop.
Officers Carlos Yanez and Ella French were shot in the West Englewood neighborhood on August 7 after performing a routine traffic stop for expired plates.
Yanez was severely wounded but survived his injuries, while French, 29, succumbed to hers.
A GoFundMe campaign set up for Yanez features a photo of the officer lying in his hospital bed unconscious.
The description states that Yanez suffered ‘multiple gunshot wounds to the eye, brain, and shoulder all causing potentially lifelong disability’.
‘In turn, we suspect home modifications, accommodations, and transportation needs to increase accessibility and quality of life,’ it states.
Officers Carlos Yanez is seen paralyzed in a hospital bed after he was shot during a traffic stop
Yanez and his partner, 29-year-old Ella French, (pictured) were shot in the West Englewood neighborhood on August 7, after performing a routine traffic stop for expired plates.
The Morgan brothers were said to have been driving with expired license plates, prompting police to pull them over
Yanez had much of his face and eye socket fractured during the shooting, but received surgical treatment to repair it.
‘We remain hopeful for a miraculous recovery but have to prepare for what’s to come,’ the page said.
Emonte Morgan, 21, and his brother Eric, 22, were arrested and charged for French’s death, but an ABC 7 report found that Emonte was actually supposed to be behind bars that day.
Emonte was charged with first-degree murder of a police officer, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.
His brother was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and obstruction of justice.
Yanez is seen in a photo on the GoFundMe page which revealed he is facing a ‘potentially lifelong disability’
Emonte has been connected to a hit-and-run case from April in which a walker was struck in a crosswalk and sent flying against a stop sign.
According to ABC 7, Morgan didn’t stop driving until he struck a parked car nearly a mile and a half away.
He was freed on a personal recognizance bond in the wake of the hit and run – despite being on probation for a 2019 robbery conviction at the time.
French’s death was the first fatal shooting of a Chicago officer in the line of duty since 2018 and the first female officer fatally shot on the job in 33 years.
She was one of 10 people killed and 64 wounded by gun violence throughout the city last weekend as the city continues to suffer from high crime rates.
Chicago police union boss John Catanzara told Fox News that Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot had to shoulder some of the blame for French’s death due to the city’s soft stance on crime.
Lightfoot had also been criticized for incorrectly referring to French as ‘Ella Franks’ and siding with First Deputy Police Supt. Eric Carter in dismissing a traditional bagpipe service for French outside the medical examiner’s office.
Carter allegedly said ‘We don’t have 20 minutes for this s**t.’
Data from August showed murders in the city were nearly the same as the number reported last year, but shootings increased by 15% and the number of people shot in the city rose by nearly 10 per cent year-over-year.
Chicago Police Department said that there were 105 homicides recorded in the month of July.