Chicago Cop Shot & Killed Outside Of Home Just After Shift Ended

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An off-duty police officer in Chicago was fatally shot outside of her home just after her shift had ended.

Officer Aréanah M. Preston, 24, was shot multiple times on Saturday (May 6) during an armed robbery outside of her home.

"When she got to her home and got out of her car, there was some individuals who wanted to take things from her," Sergeant Vivian Williams said, per WLS.

"Officer Preston was able to get off a couple of rounds," Williams added. "She fought. She was a fighter. She fought to be a good person. She fought to do things right. She fought to help this community. She gave her all."

"I shouldn't be standing here talking about a 24-year-old lady who did everything right," she said.

Following an armed standoff, four people were arrested on Sunday in connection to Preston's death.

The 24-year-old was a three-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department who was set to graduate from Loyola University's School of Law with her Master of Jurisprudence this week.

"Her life will not be in vain," Preston's aunt Norma Mhoon said in a Facebook post. "She did everything she knew to do to take care of people in every way."

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