Police Involved Shootings

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.

The time has come for the residents of these high crime neighborhoods to look in the mirror. The hard truth will be presented for all to see when Maggio News completes the Bloody Chicago documentary in late 2017. Years of work by Maggio News will expose this social engineering tragedy, cultural disaster that is presently bleeding out on the streets of Chicago., If the powers that be do not understand the root cause of the problems, then how can they ever fix them.

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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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Tulsa Police Officer Betty Shelby Faces Manslaughter Charge

Tulsa Police officer Betty Shelby was booked into the Tulsa County jail early Friday and posted bond shortly thereafter. This, after Tulsa County District Attorney Stephen Kunzweiler announced he charged Officer Betty Shelby with first-degree manslaughter in the death of Terence Crutcher. On the formal charge filed with the county, it says Officer Betty Shelby’s…

North Carolina Erupts in Violent Protests after Deadly Police Shooting of Armed Man

Protesters in Charlotte clashed with police in riot gear in a tense scene Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning after police shot and killed a person carrying a gun at a Charlotte apartment complex.

Seven Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers were taken to the hospital along with one civilian. Many more reportedly had minor injuries as protesters threw numerous objects, including rocks and water bottles, at police officers. One officer was hit in the face with a rock.

The protests spilled onto Interstate 85, blocking the highway for hours.

Protesters targeted police cruisers. One damaged vehicle was towed away.

Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts tweeted late Tuesday evening: “I will continue to work with our manager & Chief on officer involved shooting. We are reaching out to community to ask for calm.

The community deserves answers and full investigation will ensue. Will be reaching out to community leaders to work together”

At one point, protesters began a chant of “black lives matter.” The man fatally shot by police was black. The officer involved in the shooting is also black.

The officer was identified as Brentley Vinson. As is standard procedure with any officer-involved shooting, Vinson was placed on paid administrative leave. Vinson has been employed with the CMPD since July 21, 2014, and is assigned to the Metro Division.

The man fatally shot was identified as Keith Lamont Scott. His family has been notified of his death.

Police initially went to the apartment complex on the city’s northeast side looking for a suspect with an outstanding warrant.

Police said Scott was not the suspect officers were searching for, but had exited from a vehicle with a firearm and the officers believed he posed an imminent deadly threat.

Scott’s family quickly challenged the police account of the fatal shooting, saying he was not armed and that Scott, a father of seven, was holding a book and waiting for his son to be dropped off from school.

Detectives say they recovered the firearm they believe Scott had been holding at the time of the shooting at the scene.

Scott exited the car with a gun, and then got back in, police said. When officers approached the car, he got out of the car with the gun again.

At that point, officers considered him a threat and fired their weapons. Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters at the scene that at least one officer shot the person. Continue Reading

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Man Shot, Killed by Tulsa Female Police Officer, was Unarmed

An unarmed black man fatally shot by a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, officer responding to a stalled vehicle last week can be seen in police dashcam video walking toward his SUV with his hands up and officers following behind him before he’s shocked with a stun gun and then fatally shot.

Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan announced Monday before the department released the shooting footage that 40-year-old Terence Crutcher had no weapon on him or in his SUV. Police said local and federal investigators are looking into Friday’s shooting to determine whether there should be criminal charges or if Crutcher’s civil rights were violated.

“We will achieve justice in this case,” Jordan said.

The police video shows Crutcher walking toward his SUV with his hands up and a female officer following him. The vehicle is stopped in the middle of the road. As Crutcher approaches the SUV, three male officers walk up and Crutcher appears to lower his hands and place them on the vehicle. The officers surround him, making it harder to see his actions from the police dashboard camera’s angle.

Crutcher can be seen dropping to the ground. Someone on the police radio says, “I think he may have just been Tasered.” One of the officers near Crutcher backs up slightly.
Then almost immediately, someone can be heard saying, “Shots fired.” Crutcher’s head then drops, leaving him lying completely out in the street.

After that a voice can be heard on the police radio saying, “Shots fired. We have one suspect down.”

Police have said Crutcher refused orders to put up his hands. It’s not clear from watching the video what other orders officers might have given him.

“We saw that Terence did not have any weapon. Terence did not make any sudden movements. We saw that Terence was not being belligerent,” one of the attorneys for Crutcher’s family, Damario Solomon-Simmons, said at a news conference separate from one police held.

U.S. Attorney Danny C. Williams said the Department of Justice’s civil rights investigation into the shooting will be separate from a local one into whether criminal charges should be filed.

“The Justice Department is committed to investigating allegations of force by law enforcement officers and will devote whatever resources are necessary to ensure that all allegations of serious civil rights violations are fully and completely investigated,” he said. Continue Reading

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Chicago Cop Indicted on Civil Rights Charges in 2013 Shooting of 2 Teens

CHICAGO — A Chicago Police officer is facing two federal civil rights violation charges stemming from his involvement in the shooting of two teens during during a Roseland traffic stop in 2013.

The U.S. Attorney’s Office announced the indictment Friday that accused Officer Marco Proano, 41, of using unreasonable force in the traffic stop.

Police said in a statement at the time that officers tried to pull over a speeding car in the 9400 block of South LaSalle Street about 5:05 p.m. The driver took off running after the car stopped, and police called for assistance, according to the statement.

Pat Camden, the Fraternal Order of Police spokesman at the time, said the car was stolen and had seven men inside. When officers approached the car, a man in the back seat tried to get out, and the driver put the car in reverse “coming at the officers,” Camden said.

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Officers fired at the vehicle, striking two of the people inside, Camden said. The car then drove forward, dragging the passenger and heading away from police, Camden said.

In June, the Chicago Reporter released a video of the incident which showed Proano opening fire on a vehicle in the 9400 block of South LaSalle Street, in which everyone was unarmed. Two teens were wounded in the shooting.

U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon announced Friday that a grand jury returned an indictment charging Proano with two counts of “deprivation of rights under color of law.”

“When a police officer uses unreasonable force, it has a harmful effect on not only the victims, but also the public, who lose faith and confidence in law enforcement,” Fardon said. “Our office will continue to independently and vigorously pursue civil rights prosecutions to hold officers accountable and strengthen trust in the police.”

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After the release of the video, Independent Police Review Authority spokesman Larry Merritt said his agency had investigated the shooting:

“This case has been actively investigated by IPRA since the incident occurred and was referred to prosecutors shortly after it took place in December 2013,” Merritt said. “At the time of the incident, Officer Proano was removed from his district of assignment and placed on desk duty at Public Safety headquarters.” Continue Reading

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