Pierre Tyler Chicago cop charged with Andris Wofford murder in instance of domestic violence after girlfriend and mother of his child was planning on leaving police officer boyfriend.
A Chicago police officer has been charged with the murder of his 29 year old girlfriend after shooting and killing the woman at her Galewood area home.
The Chicago Police Department said Saturday Pierre Tyler was an off-duty officer at the time of shooting. The victim was identified as 29 year old woman, Andris Wofford, who was the mother of two young daughters, including that of a nine month old girl with Officer Tyler said to be the child’s father.
Police said they responded to a home in the 2100 block of North Nashville Avenue Thursday morning for a well-being check.
Officers arrived and found Wofford with a gunshot wound to the chin. She was pronounced dead on the scene.
Reports told of the gunman, identified only as an off duty police officer with the Chicago Police Department arrested at the scene and taken into custody. The cop, since identified as Officer Pierre Tyler, also aged 29 of West Town, was relieved of police powers, police said.
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History of domestic violence
Tyler according to a Chicago Police release has since been charged with first degree murder.
Sources told the Chicago Sun-Times Wofford had previously filed a complaint against the Chicago Police Officer Pierre Tyler accusing him of domestic violence. Of note, no charges were filed against the officer at the time.
During their relationship, Tyler had a second child with another woman, which led to an argument Dec. 5 when Wofford learned he had a pending child support hearing, prosecutors said during a Saturday hearing.
The next day, Wofford, thinking Tyler had secretly married the mother of his other child, decided to confront Tyler, telling several family members she was going to do so, prosecutors said.
About 4 p.m. Wednesday, Tyler went to Wofford’s apartment building in the 2100 block of North Nashville, with surveillance video showing him walking in the front door of her unit, prosecutors said.
Between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m., Wofford contacted family members from her cellphone asking them to pick up her child from day care, prosecutors said.
Neighbors allegedly heard Tyler and Wofford arguing around 7 p.m., with one neighbor reporting a loud, muffled bang sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m. No more arguing was heard after that, prosecutors said.
Judge Charles Beach conducted this hearing.
This is Cook County Circuit Court Docket# 21-MC-1117805.
Tyler Pierre held w/o bond, and will be in protective custody per Judge Beach in an arrangement with Pierre’s defense counsel.
Pierre was a 15th Distcirct Tact Officer
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Surveillance video allegedly showed Tyler leaving the back door of the apartment at 9:02 p.m. with a gun inside a holster on his back. No one else was seen entering or exiting the apartment throughout the evening.
Tyler, a CPD tactical officer who joined the force in 2016, served in the U.S. Army for eight years with two combat deployments, according to his defense attorney, who called the evidence against Tyler ‘circumstantial.’
Previous reports alluded to Wofford planning to leave Tyler.
A judge ordered him jailed without bond ahead of his next court hearing, scheduled for Dec. 21.