An on-duty Chicago police officer died early Wednesday after a woman took his gun and shot him near a Northwest Side police station. The woman was then shot and wounded by responding officers. A Belmont District patrol officer was fatally shot about 2 a.m. near the intersection of Belmont and Western avenues, police Supt. Jody Weis said during a press conference. » Click to enlarge image An on-duty Chicago police officer died early Wednesday after a woman took his gun and shot him near a Northwest Side police station. (NBC5) Richard Francis, 60, of an unknown home address, was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center at 2:57 a.m., the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said. The officer, on routine patrol, was at the scene of a “disturbance” and approached a woman. A struggle then ensued between the officer and the woman and she grabbed the officer’s service weapon and shot him, Weis said. The woman then threatened responding officers, who shot and wounded her, according to Weis. The officer was initially taken to Illinois Masonic in critical condition, Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford said. The shooting happened near Belmont Area headquarters, at the 2400 block West Belmont Avenue.