Security Guard Shot Dead by Midlothian Cop Responding to Bar Shooting

(Fox) Authorities say a police officer who was responding to a shooting at a suburban Chicago bar fatally shot an armed security guard who was working there.

The Cook County sheriff’s office says officers responded shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday to a call of shots fired at Manny’s Blue Room in Robbins. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says an officer from nearby Midlothian shot a man later identified as 26-year-old Jemel Roberson.

Ansari says four other people had gunshot wounds, but their injuries weren’t considered life-threatening. She says at least one of them was believed to have fired shots during the shooting before police arrived.

Officers from Robbins and Midlothian were the first on the scene. Robbins police Chief Roy Wells told reporters Sunday the initial shooting stemmed from an argument.

“The security guard that got killed, he caught somebody and had his knee on him the whole time,” said witness Adam Harris. “Just waiting on the police to get there. I guess when the police got there, they probably thought he was one of the bad guys, cause he had his gun on the guy and they shot him.”

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that officers came upon a person with a gun and shot him dead. That person has been confirmed to be the security guard.
Sunday the initial shooting stemmed from an argument.

“The security guard that got killed, he caught somebody and had his knee on him the whole time,” said witness Adam Harris. “Just waiting on the police to get there. I guess when the police got there, they probably thought he was one of the bad guys, cause he had his gun on the guy and they shot him.”

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that officers came upon a person with a gun and shot him dead. That person has been confirmed to be the security guard.

The suspect had already been wounded and was transported along with three wounded other people to hospitals.

“My prayers are with the family right now,” Harris said.

Article Org: fox32chicago.com

  1 comment for “Security Guard Shot Dead by Midlothian Cop Responding to Bar Shooting

  1. November 13, 2018 at 12:16 am

    This is sickening to hear of this young man being shot. I read another article about this event that gives a bio on this fine young security guard. The other article also indicated it was one cop that shot the guard. This cop had paid no heed to bar patrons warnings that the man with the gun was the security guard and was holding the perp for the cops.

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