Police Involved Shootings

Lansing Cop shot by Shoplifting Suspect with his own Gun

A suburban police officer is recovering Thursday after he was shot possibly with his own gun outside a grocery store. The officer was struggling with a shoplifting suspect in front of the Ultra Foods in Lansing when he was shot. Employees in other stores nearby heard the shooting and immediately locked their doors. “I was…

Chicago Police Shot a Robbery Suspect on the South Side

The ugliness of Chicago’s violence has once again ruined what would otherwise be a beautiful day. Police and U.S. Marshals say they were trying to execute a search warrant this morning on the Far South Side when the suspect, identified as 22-year-old Terrick Beaslee, took off, Beaslee was wanted for robbery and probation violations. During…

Gang Member Pierre Loury, age 16, fatally shot by Chicago Police

Sixteen-year-old Pierre Loury was killed by Chicago police on April 11, 2016, in what authorities called an “armed confrontation.” Chicago Tribune obtained video through social media taken moments after the teen boy was shot.

According to CPD the events unfolded after a foot chase, police said the officer fired at Loury as the teen turned toward the officer while holding a pistol behind an abandoned house in the 3400 block of West Grenshaw Street at about 7:40 p.m., the shooting took place about a block from Loury’s home. Police have not named the officer involved.

According to the Cook County medical examiner Pierre Loury died from a gunshot wound to the chest. And not to the back as was reported by many media outlets.

Deputy Police Supt. John J. Escalante told reporters Tuesday that Pierre Loury was a documented gang member who had “prior contact” with police, and a gun was found at the scene.

Judge to Rule on Release of Police Shooting Video

CHICAGO – A federal judge is expected to rule on whether or not to release videos that show a Chicago Police Department shooting from 2013. Activists say Mayor Rahm Emanuel can make good on his promise of more transparency by ordering the release of the videos ahead of the judge’s ruling. Video apparently shows police…

Police Officer that Shot Chicago Teen to Face Murder Charge

A white Chicago police officer shown on video fatally shooting an African-American teen was expected to be charged with first-degree murder Tuesday as City Hall braced for the long-awaited public release of the police camera footage, according to multiple sources. Officer Jason Van Dyke is shown on the dash-cam video jumping out of his squad…