Police Involved Shootings

DuPage Deputy Fatally Shoots Teen in Villa Park

A 17-year-old was shot to death late Sunday by a DuPage County sheriff’s deputy after the two got into a fight when the deputy responded to a domestic call involving violence near Villa Park, county officials said. The victim was identified as Trevon Johnson by his uncle, Alfonzo Singletary. The shooting took place after deputies…

Police Shoot Suspected Bank Robber in North Riverside Mall

Police shot a man suspected of robbing a nearby bank inside the Burlington Coat Factory next to the North Riverside Mall Tuesday afternoon. North Riverside police said that around 12:30 p.m., they responded to an attempted bank robbery at a TCF Bank in the 7200-block of West 24th Street. When officers arrived, the suspect pointed…

Chicago Police Fatal Shooting of Ronald Johnson Was Justified, IPRA Decides

The agency that investigates shootings by police has determined an officer shouldn’t be punished in the fatal shooting of Ronald “Ronnieman” Johnson. The October 2014 shooting has been the subject of controversy, with Johnson’s family saying officers took part in a “coverup.” But on Friday the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates police use of…

Shots Fired at Chicago Police 4 Times in One Week

Shots were fired at Chicago Police officers Tuesday night in the South Side Auburn Gresham neighborhood, marking at least the fourth time officers have come under fire in about a week. About 7:30 p.m. shots were fired at officers in the 1100 block of West 86th Street, police said. No one was hurt, and a…

Bloody Thanksgiving in Chicago, 1 killed, 19 wounded in Shootings

WARNING GRAPHIC, Chicago Police Kill Man after Shooting 2 others in Homan Square

At least 19 people have been shot, one fatally, in attacks across the city over the first two days of Thanksgiving weekend, according to Chicago Police.

A night earlier, a CPD sergeant fatally shot a 19-year-old man in West Englewood after the sergeant said he saw the man point a gun at him twice during a foot chase, but no weapon had been found as of Thursday night.

The latest nonfatal shooting happened about 1 a.m. Friday in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, where someone shot a 24-year-old man in the arm and leg as he walked through the 200 block of West 109th Place. His condition was stabilized at Roseland Community Hospital, police said.

Late on Thanksgiving night, two men were shot inside an Austin neighborhood home on the West Side. About 11:45 p.m. Thursday, someone came in through the back door of the home in the 1600 block of North Latrobe and opened fire, hitting a 32-year-old man in the chest, abdomen and thigh, and a 35-year-old twice in the leg, police said. The younger man was taken in critical condition to Stroger Hospital, and the older in good condition to West Suburban Medical Center in Oak Park.

Fourteen more people were shot in separate attacks between 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 p.m. Thursday.

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A man was shot and killed by Chicago Police officers after they saw him shoot two other people, killing one and wounding another early Friday in the Homan Square neighborhood on the West Side of Chicago.

Harrison District officers heard gunfire while on patrol around 12:25 a.m. they saw someone standing over another person and firing a gun near the intersection of Harrison and Central Park Avenue.

That’s when officers got out of their squad car, and “engaged the offender” and fatally shot him. Because the suspect had just shot two other people, one of whom died on the scene. The wounded man was taken to a hospital with a gunshot wound to the arm, a weapon was recovered at the scene.

This incident was the city’s second fatal police-involved shooting in just over 24 hours.

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Man shot, killed by Chicago Police in West Englewood

A man was fatally shot by a Chicago Police sergeant late Wednesday after he pointed a gun during a foot pursuit in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side, police said. The Englewood District sergeant responded to a call of a “battery in progress” shortly after 11 p.m. and spotted a man matching a…

Man Waiving Gun Shot and Killed by off-duty Chicago Cop

Video from the scene of a police-involved shooting in Mount Greenwood this weekend appears to show a man pointing a gun in the direction of police moments before he was fatally shot by an officer.

Video from the scene of a police-involved shooting in Mount Greenwood this weekend appears to show a man pointing a gun in the direction of police moments before he was fatally shot by an officer.

But Britnie Nelson of Hickory Hills, a witness who videotaped the incident as it unfolded, insisted Beal didn’t point a weapon.

The still image does not resolve the confusion over what happened in the moments before Beal’s shooting. For example, police are still awaiting ballistics tests to determine if Beal’s weapon was fired or misfired. One family member said he never fired the weapon that he had a license to carry.

Investigators from the Independent Police Review Authority, which investigates police shootings, were interviewing several witnesses and are taking steps to authenticate the videos and images that had been circulated, according IPRA spokeswoman Mia Sissac.

Sissac added that it appears multiple guns were fired in the shooting.

“While it is still early in the investigation, we can confirm that early ballistic evidence suggests that multiple firearms were discharged. It is our hope that people will wait until all evidence is in before making any conclusions about what happened yesterday evening,” Sissac said.

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It all unfolded after Beal and his family left the burial of a relative who had been murdered in Indianapolis, according to a woman who identified Beal as her cousin. Video taken at the scene shows the incident led to a heated melee in the middle of 111th — with police, firefighters and pedestrians scattered amid the traffic.

Police and witnesses, meanwhile, gave vastly different accounts of what happened:

“Police suspect the offender’s weapon was fired or misfired during the exchange, and we are testing it,” Guglielmi said.

Nelson also said the incident began at the firehouse, where a firefighter got into an argument with the mourners, who were already distraught.

She said they continued arguing at 111th and Troy when a man in a red shirt “comes out of nowhere,” announced that he was a police officer and started swinging his gun around.

She said the man went around to the passenger side of the car Beal was in and opened fire on him.

Guglielmi said the off-duty officer was injured in the melee and was sent to a hospital for treatment. The sergeant was not seriously injured, he said.

“The officer(s) involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days,” police said in a statement.

Police said the incident began about 3 p.m. Saturday in the 3100 block of West 111th Street, when an off-duty Chicago firefighter began to argue with motorists in a funeral procession who were blocking a fire lane. Police said the argument became “verbal and physical.”

An off-duty police officer was in a barbershop and saw the fight. He went into the street and identified himself as a cop, police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said.

That’s when a uniformed sergeant driving to work at the nearby Morgan Park police station stopped and got out of his vehicle. The sergeant also announced he was a cop, Guglielmi said. In an earlier news release, the department said the sergeant observed “a male with a firearm in his hand.”

Both the off-duty officer and the sergeant pulled their weapons and fired at a man holding a gun when he failed to drop the weapon, Guglielmi said.It’s unclear whether one or both of them hit the man, he said.

“Police suspect the offender’s weapon was fired or misfired during the exchange, and we are testing it,” Guglielmi said.

Nelson also said the incident began at the firehouse, where a firefighter got into an argument with the mourners, who were already distraught.

She said they continued arguing at 111th and Troy when a man in a red shirt “comes out of nowhere,” announced that he was a police officer and started swinging his gun around.

She said the man went around to the passenger side of the car Beal was in and opened fire on him.

Guglielmi said the off-duty officer was injured in the melee and was sent to a hospital for treatment. The sergeant was not seriously injured, he said.

“The officer(s) involved will be placed on routine administrative duties for a period of 30 days,” police said in a statement. Continue Reading

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