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Shomari Legghette, Paul Bauer: A Portrait of 2 Lives in Chicago Magazine

It’s been nearly two months since 18th District Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer was fatally shot near the Thompson Center downtown. He was the highest-ranking Chicago officer to die in the line of duty in nearly 30 years. Shomari Legghette was charged with first-degree murder in the case and has pleaded not guilty. 

On Monday, Chicago magazine published detailed and three-dimensional portraits of both men, from their childhoods through the day Bauer was fatally shot.

The reporters behind the story, Adeshina Emmanuel and Jake Malooley, join us in conversation.

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