Sunday, March 10, 2019

19 Year-Old Woman Charged in Shooting of Chicago Police Tactical Officer Serving Search Warrant

Emily Petronella - Chicago Police Photo
Chicago Police have arrested 19 year-old Emily Petronella of the 2700 Block of W. Potomac, and the Cook County State's Attorney's Office has approved the following charges, according to a news release from the Chicago Police Department:

- One felony count of Attempt-Murder-First Degree
- One felony count of Aggravated Assault-Peace Officer/Weapon
- One felony count of Armed Violence/Discharge Weapon
- One felony count of Aggravated Discharge Firearm-PO/Fireman
- One felony count of Cannabis-Manufacture/Deliver-5000+grams
- One misdemeanor count of Violation Bail Bond

Court: Central Bond Court, 2600 South California Ave. – March 10, 2019


This is a BWC event. RD# JC-179638. Petronella was arrested on March 9, 2019 at approximately 7:25p.m. at 2738 W. Potomac after officers of the 25th District tactical team were serving a search warrant at above location. The offender knowingly and intentionally discharged a firearm through a door striking a police officer and placed other officers on scene in fear of receiving a battery. During the search of the residence, officers recovered a large amount of cannabis, a semi-automatic pistol and large bundles of United States Currency. Offender was placed into custody and charged accordingly. No further information is available at this time.

The Cook County Sheriff's Department Inmate Locator does not currently show information for Petronella at the time this article was published. Chicago Police have 72 hours to place Petronella on their public adult arrest website under Illinois law. 

Cook County Jail information for Petronella, information delayed here due to delay on part of Cook County Sheriff's Office

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