Police Involved Shootings

IPRA Video, Chicago Police Kill Suspect in Gun Battle who Shot his Pregnant Girlfriend

The Independent Police Review Authority released a batch of videos and audio recordings from a fatal police shooting on the West Side last year.

Last November, police shot and killed 33-year-old Richard Grimes, who was suspected of shooting a pregnant 24-year-old woman in the abdomen in the 4600 block of West Adams.

Videos from police dashboard and body cameras show a flurry of police activity and more than 20 total shots fired at and by police can be heard as a light rain fell.

The incident started about 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 27, as officers responded to a call of the domestic battery. After the initial shooting, Grimes left the scene but ran into officers in the first block of North Kenton, where he fired a handgun at the officers before running away, police said at the time.

The officers chased Grimes and a perimeter of the area was established.

Dashboard camera video appears to show Grimes shooting at one officer as he exited his police car. The officer immediately dropped to the ground as others arrived and looked to be checking to see if he was shot.

Grimes was spotted again in a gangway in the 4500 block of West Washington, where he again shot at the officers, authorities said. The officers returned fire, striking him.

Dozens of gunshots can be heard in the videos, with police dispatchers warning officers to “Watch the crossfire.” A short time later, an officer yells “He’s down! He’s down! He’s down!”

In that same body camera video, another officer asks his colleagues “Is the cop down?” and another asks “Cop shot?” Another officer walking by then said “Yeah” as others ordered their fellow cops to “Make a hole” so the wounded officer could pass through.

“Who shot? Who shot?” an officer asked a group standing over the suspect, who could be seen lying in a pool of blood. Continue Reading

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Off Duty Robbins Police Officer Shoots, Kills Robbery Suspect

An off-duty Robbins police officer shot and killed a man on the Far South Side after the man possibly tried to rob him early Friday morning, according to Chicago Police. “An out-of-jurisdiction officer was in Chicago and was involved in some kind of altercation,” Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told the Chicago Sun-Times. The shooting…

Lake County Sheriffs K9 Shot, Suspect Critically Wounded

A Lake County sheriff’s officer shot a person who shot his police dog Wednesday afternoon in northwest Indiana, according to authorities. About 3 p.m. the officer conducted a traffic stop in the 700 block of 42nd Avenue in Gary, and a passenger ran from the car, according to Indiana State Police. The driver of the…

Chicago Police Shot and Killed a Man that Shot another in Englewood

IPRA, which investigates officers’ use of force and alleged misconduct, is still reviewing the case. The agency has a self-imposed policy of releasing video and police reports within 60 days of officer-involved shootings.

Two camera angles show a fight spilling onto 69th Street near Damen Avenue about midnight, with one man pulling out a gun and firing toward a group of people who scatter. A squad car that happened to be at the intersection pulls up and the officers get out with guns drawn, as the man walks in their general direction with the gun still in his hand. That’s when the officers open fire.

A police statement at the time said the officers were on patrol and “repeatedly ordered” the gunman to drop his weapon before shooting him multiple times.

Jones, who lived nearby, died within the hour, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office. An autopsy ruled that he died of multiple gunshot wounds.

The 26-year-old man Jones allegedly shot in the abdomen was taken to the same hospital in critical “but stable” condition, authorities said. The men knew each other, and the initial shooting was not considered random, police said.

Investigators recovered a weapon at the scene, and the two officers were placed on desk duty for 30 days, per CPD policy.

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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.

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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