CHICAGO cop Ella French’s partner Carlos Yanez has been pictured in the hospital as he faces a “potentially lifelong disability” after being shot during her fatal traffic stop.
Yanez and French were shot after a routine traffic stop for expired plates in the city’s West Englewood neighborhood on August 7.
French, 29, tragically died and two brothers have been charged with her death.
A GoFundMe page set up for Yanez shows the officer paralyzed in his hospital bed.
“During this incident, Carlos suffered from multiple gunshot wounds to the eye, brain, and shoulder all causing potentially lifelong disability,” the page says.
“In turn, we suspect home modifications, accommodations, and transportation needs to increase accessibility and quality of life.
“He had so much of his face and eye socket fractured during this incident, but thankfully that has been surgically repaired. We remain hopeful for a miraculous recovery but have to prepare for what’s to come.”
The page describes Yanez as a loving husband and father and a “genuine” friend who was willing to help anyone else in their time of need.
“As an officer, he cared deeply for the district he served. He loved to do physical work, exercise, play with his son on his time off and he loved to dance,” the page says.
WHEN WERE THE OFFICERS SHOT?
Yanez and French were shot after carrying out a traffic stop around 9pm on August 7.
According to police, the car they stopped was carrying three people – two men and a woman.
Someone inside the vehicle opened fire on the police officers during the stop, with the cops returning fire.
One of the people in the car was wounded during the exchange of fire.
Two suspects were arrested and then charged following the attack.
Emonte Morgan, 21, was charged with first-degree murder of a police officer, two counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.
His 22-year-old brother, Eric Morgan, was also hit with charges.
Eric was charged with aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon, and obstruction of justice.