Police Officer Clifton Lewis was killed late Thursday night in a Westside Chicago convenience store by two unidentified black males robbing the store.  He was pronounced dead a short time later at Cook County Hospital, Chicago. Over 200 Chicago police officers reported to the hospital to support Lewis’ family.

Lewis was a SWAT team member.  The robbers, identified as two black males,
fled the scene with Officer Lewis’ gun and shield.   Chicago mayor and former White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel decried this senseless death.  Officer Clifton Lewis was 41. He was off duty.

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