Police Involved Shootings

Illinois State Trooper Shot Executing Warrant in Wheeling

(Sun Times Wire) An officer with Illinois State Police was shot and wounded Thursday while executing a search warrant in northwest suburban Wheeling. Officers with ISP were serving a search warrant about 6:30 p.m. at a home in Wheeling for a person wanted for forcible detention, aggravated assault to a peace officer and aggravated unlawful…

West-side Chicago Police-Involved Shooting Ends in Suspects Death

Bloody Chicago: COPA Released a video of a police-involved shooting that took place on May 11th on the 3500 block of west Douglas in the Lawndale neighborhood.

The video shows a frenetic foot chase of an armed man

According to cops, this all started when they stopped a known gang member who they say showed a gun and then took off running toward the Lawndale community academy school.

And that’s when the pursuing cop claimed the 26-year-old ex-con and convicted gang member Sharell Brown pointed a gun at him, but did not fire, but the cop did fire. But eventually lost sight of the suspect after the shots were fired.

Cops then flooded the area and a massive manhunt for Sharell Brown was underway. During the search they found a magazine along the chase route
the cop who engaged Brown said the magazine wasn’t from his gun but that he did reload and kept his empty clip in his pocket.

During the fog of war cops searching for brown pulled over a man with a concealed carry and at first thought he was the suspect, but had they listened to the original police radio transmission, they would have heard the suspect had a Nike logo tattooed on his forehead, this man did not have that tattoo, he was given his gun back and released.

minutes later there was more gunfire.

Brown was shot and killed in a gangway a few blocks from the initial encounter. He is seen motionless, lying on the concrete up against the building. The armed cop standing over his body is seen removing a gun from the man’s hands, but the gun didn’t appear to have a magazine in it. The cop that shot brown did not have his body-cam on at the time of the shooting, leaving questions to how it ended.

It looks as though Brown dumped the clip or accidentally ejected the clip during the chase possibly leaving him with an empty gun or a gun with only one bullet in the chamber and it unclear if he ever fired on cops at any time during the two interactions, the questions that are now left are, did he fire that gun at cops and if he didn’t why didn’t he get rid of the gun, as long as he had that gun loaded or unloaded cops had the green-light to stop him. Had he dumped the gun it might have saved his life. We’ll never know. This is an all too familiar situation man goes up against Chicago cops with a gun, it always ends the same they LOSE the battle.

A spokesman for COPA said no conclusions have been reached in this case yet

Gang Member goes on Trial for Shooting ATF Agent in the Face

(Tribune) Shortly after shooting a plainclothes federal agent he allegedly mistook for a rival, gang member Ernesto Godinez messaged a girlfriend to come pick him up near his South Side home, federal prosecutors say. When he got in the car, Godinez was sweating and out of breath. “I feel good. F— that flake,” he allegedly…

Video of Fatal Police-Involved Shooting of Murder Suspect in Lakemoor

(Sun Times Wire) Authorities on Monday released video of the fatal July shooting by police of a Pennsylvania murder suspect in northwest suburban Lakemoor.

The shooting was recently deemed justified by the Lake County state’s attorney’s office.

An officer on patrol about 5 a.m., July 26, 2018, noticed a car parked on a gravel access road that seemed out of place near Four Seasons Boulevard and Sullivan Lake Road, said Lake County Major Crimes Task Force spokesman Chris Covelli.

Kenneth Martell, 36, who was wanted in connection to a murder that happened three days earlier, rolled down his window and said he was resting during his journey “heading west” from Pennsylvania, Lake County State’s Attorney Michael G. Nerheim said in a statement.

Martell gave a fake name and handed the officer a piece of paper to distract him as he pulled out a handgun, Nerheim said.

Martell pointed the gun at the officer and pulled the trigger, but it did not fire, Nerheim said. They then struggled for the gun.

A backup officer approached and saw Martell raise his hands, clutching a revolver, Nerheim said. The officer commanded the man to “drop it” before firing a single shot at his face, Nerheim said.

Martell was pronounced dead at the scene and an autopsy found he died of a gunshot wound to the face, according to the Lake County Coroner’s Office. Toxicology results ruled he had amphetamines, methamphetamines and marijuana in his body when he died.

The video was obtained by FOIA request from the Lake and McHenry County Scanner.

Article Org: Chicago.suntimes.com

Man Shot by Alsip Police after Ramming Squad Cars

(Fox) A person was shot by a southwest suburban police officer after rear-ending two police squad cars Wednesday morning in the Mount Greenwood neighborhood on the Far South Side. About 3 a.m, an Alsip police officer fired shots at a male during what was described as an altercation at the intersection of 115th Street and…

3 Cops Wounded, Shooter Killed in South Elgin

(ABC) Three police officers were wounded in South Elgin Tuesday night and the man who police said fired the shots has died, police said. South Elgin police said officers responded to a call of shots fired in the 300-block of Woodridge Circle at about 10:50 p.m. When officers arrived, a man in a condo building…