The is the moment a Chicago cop was shot in the neck by a serial-criminal and Porsche thief who hid a gun in his crotch and fired 50 rounds at officers from the backseat of a squad car.
The Civilian Office of Police Accountability released the chilling bodycam footage on Thursday showing Lovelle Jordan, 27, shooting three officers on arrival at a station in the West Side on July 30, 2020.
The criminal had been arrested for attempting to steal a 2018 Porsche in the Austin neighborhood.
Officers had seen Jordan enter the vehicle according to a 2020 police report and when they attempted to remove him from the car, he ‘vigorously resisted arrest’.
Cops could be seen on bodycam footage wrestling with Jordan, with one officer completely on top of him, as they worked to handcuff the criminal.
‘You’re f**king ballsy, I’ll tell you,’ one of the officers can be heard saying. He can also be heard telling Jordan not to ‘worry’ about the weed on him while they searched him.
Lovelle Jordan, 27, (pictured) exits a squad car at Grand Central Police Station on July 30, 2020 before opening fire and shooting three police officers with a gun he had stashed in his crotch
Lovelle Jordan, 27, had been arrested for attempting to steal a Porsche on North Avenue in Chicago’s 25th District
Jordan started screaming that he had his phone in his pocket and curled up his legs claiming it was because he ‘got scared’ – but he was actually hiding a gun in his crotch area.
As officers attempted to roll him onto his left side, Jordan can be seen trying to keep his groin area facing the ground to avoid the gun being detected.
Jordan even convinced officers to ‘put the handcuffs on the front’ because he has a ‘medical’ condition and had ‘insulin in the car’ which only made it easier for him to reach his weapon.
As officers pull him off the ground, the Officer Jason Cloherty, 49, said: ‘It’s over, don’t play f**king games.’ Authorities managed to find Jordan’s phone, money, and drugs, but had not located the weapon.
Officer Jason Cloherty, 49, (pictured) attempted to remove Jordan from the backseat of the police vehicle when he was shot point blank
Cloherty managed to roll toward the back of the vehicle (pictured) after being shot to protect himself and later managed to stand back up to return fire
Cloherty’s bodycam footage shows blood streaming on to the pavement and he can be heard struggling to breathe
Upon arriving to the Grand Central District Station, Cloherty attempted to remove Jordan from the backseat, but the convict produced a semi-automatic gun and shot the officer in the neck.
He can be seen on his bodycam footage falling backward and making a choking sound.
Several rounds can be heard as another officer screams: ‘Shots fired, shots fired at the police.’
The hit officer can be seen rolling toward the rear of the vehicle to protect himself as blood dripped heavily on the pavement and he began struggling to breathe.
Cloherty was eventually able to stand up and began firing back at Jordan who was hiding between a vehicle and a wall before walking into a station, where several other officer instructed him to sit down and a woman appears to help him inside the building.
Jordan managed to shoot two other officers before he was shot in the arm and was reportedly left paralyzed.
Cloherty was transported to a hospital and survived his injuries. Officers James Rowe and James Kurth, who was also shot, survived their injuries, as well. All three were transported and admitted into the hospital.
Cloherty and another officer handcuffed Jordan (pictured) who resisted arrested and attempted to keep officers away from his groin area by claiming he was ‘scared’
Cloherty attempted to hide between a wall and a vehicle at the police station after firing around 50 rounds at officers, injuring three
The six officers who were involved in the shooting were honored in September 2020 for their work.
Jordan was charged with six felony counts of attempted murder, one felony count of aggravated possession of a stolen motor vehicle, two felony counts of drug possession, one felony count of illegal possession of a weapon by a felon, one felony count of being an armed habitual criminal, and two misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest.
At the time of his arrest, he was on parole for gun charges and had just been released from electronic monitoring the month prior.
In April 2022, Jordan was sentenced to 31 years in prison and died on April 19 from unknown injuries.
The footage of the 2020 was released in May 2022 after the Civilian Office concluded their investigation in March.
Crime has continued to rise in the Windy City in 2022, with overall crime up 36 percent. However, shooting incidents are down 13 percent this year.
Crime has continued to rise in the Windy City in 2022, with overall crime up 36 percent