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Chicago Cop Fires at Suspected Shooter in East Chatham

(Sun Times Wire) A Chicago Police officer fired at a suspect after a person was critically wounded early Saturday in a domestic-related shooting in the East Chatham neighborhood on the South Side. Officers responded to a call of “shots fired” at 4:33 a.m. and saw the 27-year-old suspect leaving an apartment with a weapon in…

Video Warning, Chicago Cops Shoot Armed Passenger in Belmont Central Neighborhood

IPRA released dashcam video Thursday of a Chicago police officer firing shots at a man who was allegedly holding a gun in the back seat of a vehicle on July 16 in the Belmont Central neighborhood.

The 18-year-old man was shot by at least one Chicago Police officer early on the Northwest Side.

At 3:07 a.m., Grand Central District officers pulled over a vehicle in the alley in the 2800 block of North Mulligan after the driver committed an alleged traffic violation, according to a police statement.

Officers approached the vehicle and saw someone armed with a gun in the back seat, police said. An officer and a sergeant fired their weapons, striking him in the arm and leg.

He was taken to Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, where his condition had stabilized, police said. No officers were injured.

A weapon was recovered at the scene, police said.

The officers involved in the incident will be placed on routine administrative duties for 30 days, per Chicago Police Department policy. The Independent Police Review Authority will investigate the shooting.

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IPRA Video Independent Police Review Authority. On July 16th 2017 at around 3 am Chicago cops from the grand central district pulled over a car on a routine traffic stop in an alley at 2800 N Mulligan the Belmont Central neighborhood. When cops approached the car they could see there were four heads in the car, so they called for backup.

As Officers they argued with the driver for his license, the cops saw that one of the back seat passengers, a 18 year old man had a gun in his hand the man can be heard in the video threatening the cops, as they argued with him to put the gun down, the man refused and 2 cops opened fire striking the man in his arm and leg.

The man was taken away by ambulance to Loyola hospital where his condition was stabilized. A gun was recovered on the scene. Both officers that fired shots were placed on thirty-day administrative leave.
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Chicago Cop Going to Trial for 2013 Shooting of 2 Teens

(WLS) A Chicago police officer is on trial for firing into a car full of teenagers in 2013 in an incident was captured by a dash cam.

Jury selection began Monday and will likely continue Tuesday. The case is racially-charged as a Latino officer is charged with firing his weapon 16 times into a car full of African American teenagers.

Video from the dash cam in the officers own squad car will likely be the most important piece of evidence prosecutors will present.

Officer Marco Proano, 42, an 11-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, is charged with using unreasonable force and causing bodily injury. He is accused of firing his service revolver 16 times at an allegedly stolen car after a traffic stop on the city’s Far South Side.

The officer reportedly told investigators he feared for his safety as well as the safety of a passenger who is hanging outside the car.

Proano’s attorney, Dan Herbert, also represents Jason Van Dyke, the former Chicago police officer facing first-degree murder charges for the killing of an unarmed African-American teenager, Laquan McDonald.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says there are important lessons to be learned from the incident and he’s following the case closely.

“It’s my duty to give officers due process and not to make rush judgements. So, we’ll wait until it’s done and we’ll move on from there, but as I said before, being a police officer is not easy, it’s a difficult job. Police officers have to make decisions in split seconds,” Supt. Johnson said.

The Independent Police Review Authority ruled Proano’s explanation for the shooting “defied logic” because he is seen firing in the direction of the person in the car he claims to be protecting – and he kept firing even though the car rolled in the other direction before crashing into a pole.

The city has already settled a civil suit with the teenagers who were injured for $360,000. The judge told prospective jurors to be prepared for a trial that could last two weeks.

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Chicago Cop Shot, Suspect Wounded in East Chatham

A Chicago Police officer was shot in the hand and a suspect was also wounded late Saturday in an East Chatham neighborhood apartment building on the South Side.

Officers on routine patrol got out of their vehicle just after 11 p.m. when they saw people drinking on the street in the 8100 block of South Maryland Avenue, Deputy Supt. Kevin Navarro said in a press conference early Sunday. When the officers walked up to the group, one of the people ran into an apartment building stairwell.

The officers chased him into the stairwell and saw he had a gun, Navarro said. During a struggle for the weapon, the suspect shot an officer in the hand. The officer’s partner returned fire, striking the suspect. A gun was recovered at the scene.

The officer was taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was listed in good condition, police said.

The suspect, whose age was unknown, was taken to the hospital and was in custody early Sunday, police said. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said the suspect’s injuries were not thought to be life-threatening.

More than two dozen members of the Chicago Police Department could be seen investigating outside the apartment building early Sunday. A handful of evidence markers littered the sidewalk near a pool of blood and a plastic cup.

The officers involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days. The Independent Police Review Authority was investigating the use of force.

The officers were part of the Summer Mobile Unit, according to police. Officers from the same unit were involved in a shootout that killed 17-year-old Corsean Lewis late Friday in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side.

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Woman Charged with Shooting Chicago Cop

(SUN TIMES MEDIA WIRE) – A 25-year-old woman has been charged with wounding a Chicago Police officer during a shootout Friday afternoon on the West Side. Deangela Eaton faces felony counts of attempted first-degree murder, aggravated battery with discharge of a firearm, aggravated assault of a peace officer with a weapon, and aggravated unlawful use…

Chicago Cop Shot by Woman in Garfield Park

A Chicago plainclothes officer was shot in his bullet-proof vest and a 25-year-old woman was critically wounded when shots were exchanged at a drug corner in the West Garfield Park neighborhood Friday afternoon, authorities said.

The officer, with the Harrison District tactical team, was taken to Loyola University medical center where he was expected to be released later in the evening. Officials credited the vest with saving his life.

The woman was shot several times and was in critical condition at Stroger Hospital, police said. A handgun was confiscated at the scene, officials said.

The shooting comes a little more than a week after two other plainclothes officers were shot May 2 with a military-style rifle in the Back of the Yards neighborhood. Both officers were released from the hospital the next day.

Initial investigation of the latest shooting appears to show the woman was shot after firing on officers, according to Mia Sissac, a spokeswoman for the Independent Police Review Authority. The shooting took place around 2:25 p.m. in the 4600 block of West Maypole Avenue, police said.

The officers were in an unmarked SUV and saw what appeared to be a drug transaction, according to a police news release and Sissac.

The officers turned the SUV around, got out and went toward the woman, Sissac said. A man who appeared to have been making an exchange with the woman ran off, and the woman turned around and opened fire on the officers, she said.

The woman “fired shots” at the officers, hitting one officer in the upper chest, which was protected by his bullet-proof vest, according to a police news release.

The officers returned fire, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said in a news conference outside Loyola medical center.

“This vest absolutely saved this officer’s life,” he said.

The other officer was treated at Loyola for anxiety. He also was expected to be treated and released, Johnson said.

An arrest warrant had been issued for the woman on Thursday after she apparently failed to show up in court on a charge of aggravated assault of a police officer from February.

The woman had been arrested around 2:10 p.m. on Feb. 11 at an apartment in the 5700 block of South May Street in the Englewood neighborhood after the officer suffered minor injuries, according to police records. She was released on a personal recognizance bond the next day, records show.

The woman previously served two years probation in a heroin possession case from 2014.

Neighbors said they saw the woman lying on the ground after hearing as many as 10 shots fired rapidly.

Charles Hannon, who lives on the block, said he was on his way home when a blue unmarked police car stopped in the middle of the street to talk to someone walking east on Maypole Avenue. As an officer opened his door, the person started running and shots were fired, he said.

“All of a sudden they were jumping out of the car,” Hannon said. “It wasn’t even six or seven seconds and they were shooting.”

Erwin Henry, 39, said he was visiting his friend from church when he heard shots and hid behind a tree. When he looked around, he saw an officer on the ground as another officer chased someone, he said.

“I grew up in this neighborhood. I was just hanging out, talking with one of the older guys that I go to church with sometimes. He was watching his vehicle,” Henry said. “At the same time we hear gunshots.

“Of course we try to get cover because it was close,” he said. “At that time, I ran to get a better look because I noticed it was officers we had just saw come through the neighborhood. I took cover behind a tree and I just saw the officer running in pursuit.”

At Loyola, the doctor who treated the officer who was shot said her husband is a Chicago police officer.

“The shot … could have been fatal,” said Dr. Kristen Donaldson. “Today we have seen gun violence in Chicago hit home, not only as a physician but as the wife of a Chicago police officer.

“I dread the day – and I don’t ever want to receive the phone call this officer’s family got today,” she said. “Thank God it was a good call, and he’ll be going home to his family.”

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