Monday, January 22, 2007

Shooting in 003

INSIDE the 003rd District station. Initial reports have an armed gunman walking into the lobby and pointing a weapon at police personnel inside who shot him at least once.

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Updates later.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

From the Tribune -

Man shot inside police station

By Tonya Maxwell
Tribune staff reporter
Published January 22, 2007, 6:27 PM CST

Police shot and wounded a 48-year-old man after he drew a cocked gun in a South Side police station Monday afternoon, officials said.

Officers working in the front desk area of the Grand Crossing station near 70th Street and Cottage Grove Avenue saw the man enter the station about 4:25 p.m. and try to speak to an officer who was on the telephone, said Cmdr. John Franklin. He did not ask for the officer by name, Franklin said.

When the officer got off the telephone and asked the 48-year-old what he wanted, the man drew a revolver with a cocked hammer, Franklin said.

At that point, the uniformed officer—who was not assigned to that station—shouted for everyone to take cover, Franklin said. Two officers fired several shots at the man, hitting him once in the left shoulder, Franklin said. After being handcuffed, the man was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, officials said. His injuries are not considered life-threatening.

No officers were hurt, and the man did not fire the revolver, officials said.

Chicago Police spokesman Pat Camden said there was no indication that the man knew the officer with whom he tried to speak. Charges are pending, he added.

1/22/2007 06:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

probably a guy from street and San.

1/22/2007 08:37:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To quote the 90's band "Butthole Surfers"....

"...well it shoulda been a better shot, got 'em in the head..."

1/22/2007 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can't wait for this new parking rule!

"Squad, tell the domm. batt. victim to hold her own a few more minutes... There's no place to park! Wait! I found a spot 6 blocks from the location! I'll be there in a few minutes!

Nice work Dana, you douche!

Sun Times, Trib, News Reporters Everywhere, publish this trash! Someone is going to get hurt, because coppers aren't going to risk getting their cars towed.

1/22/2007 09:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Disaster averted by the Police! Great Job!

1/22/2007 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Asked for him by name? Sounds like some domestic shit.
Who was bangin his baby momma?!

1/22/2007 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good job s.o.s. boys.

1/22/2007 09:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I heard the outside unit that did the shooting was an Englewood Ranger. Way to go, 007 rules!

1/22/2007 09:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off topic, the city should have a tac team formed, 007 racine rangers vs. 011 harrison bad boys. let's see what would happen?

1/22/2007 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

working 2 years in 007 or 003 would equal 10 years working in 016!!! -racine ranger-

1/22/2007 09:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

good shoot, great job guys. but i heard the desk crew, mostly f/1's, were screaming like a bunch of typical dudettes on the west side. they didn't even draw their weapons.

1/22/2007 09:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


1/22/2007 09:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Two officers fired several shots at the man, hitting him once in the shoulder". TWO OFFICERS...SEVERAL SHOTS...ONCE IN THE SHOULDER...all I can say is WOW!!! This had to be at close range if it all happen at the desk. No wonder the department is offering 100 free rounds to practice.

1/22/2007 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This has happened twice in the first district. When are they going to put glass dividing the officers and the public like they have in the suburbs? Never because then we won't be able to afford all those pretty planters on Cicero Ave.

1/22/2007 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jesus!!! Your not even safe in a Police Station........

1/22/2007 10:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he drove there, I wonder if he parked legally.

1/22/2007 10:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The news reported it as though the shooting wasn't justified because they (the police investigation), weren't clear whether the gun was loaded or not. Nice!

1/22/2007 10:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the P.O. from S.O.S.?

1/22/2007 10:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope Dana ordered an immediate tow of the Offenders car, before getting back to the business of giving interviews with his fucking Bluetooth in his ear.

You are the First Deputy, try to look like one.

1/22/2007 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
off topic, the city should have a tac team formed, 007 racine rangers vs. 011 harrison bad boys. let's see what would happen?

1/22/2007 09:21:33 PM

If you wanna see what would happen, you're gonna have to wait till after March because the majority of the 007th and 011th district slick boys will be on furlough. Being as elite as you can be with 2 years on, I'd say the true battle will be who will get a 5b furlogh.

1/22/2007 11:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From The Great Detective Karnak

1) A burning car
2) A transvestite hooker
3) Area Five

Karnak says...
Name three things nobody wants to get in to.

1/22/2007 11:42:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! ... No shit.. I'm not making this up ... Sgt's had in-service trainin today and there was a meeting with Deputy Williams. He asked the Sgts. about what things could be improved in the department. I shit you not, one Sgt. said that he thinks that it is crazy that the desk crews are not protected with bullet-proof glass like all the suburban stations. His reply ... "No, No, we don't need that stuff. It will never happen. We run the streets not them"... I shit you not!.. I thought it was a ridiculous reply and then it happens just hours later. I'm not bashing Williams in any way. I think he is a great boss... but I lost a little respect for him when he gave the reply that he did. Bottom line.. stay safe, watch your back, because sometimes I wonder if the Department really holds our safety as the first priority (I think the bosses are more worried about numbers!)

1/22/2007 11:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Who_cares_? said...

Sun Times, Trib, News Reporters Everywhere, publish this trash! Someone is going to get hurt, because coppers aren't going to risk getting their cars towed.

1/22/2007 09:03:01 PM

the citz get the police they want.

1/22/2007 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

yeah just great. because of the city's new bullshit policy that makes you lock your gun up in the few lockers that are in the station. now what would have happened to the copper that had locked up his gun and was at the desk dropn dope, using the computer, using the phone, dropping a tow case or whatever and the guy walks in and wants to kill the police. the city will tell you, the new stupid policy is for your safety when in fact they give a rats ass about you. they have now made you an unarmed target. a cop in harms way with no way to defend yourself or others.

how about all the coppers in the now new and improved processing areas. all unarmed with the bad guys locked in a room. lets say the bad guy or guys want to fuck you up or kill you with the use of a pen, pencil, knife or small gun hidden that was missed before entering the room. now the badguy is the only armed person in the room and all the coppers are now soon to be victims.

this shit has happended in 002, 007, 022 over the years with armed offenders entering the station with a death wish. i'm sure their is more incidents that i dont know about.

same with disarming us and putting us in harms way in certain court bldgs. if i'm the police, on duty/on the clock - give me the option. i'll choose to keep my duty weapon and stay alive and be able to protect myself and all those around me.

fucking city/dept and their stupid ass reckless politics and procedures.

how could the coppers involved in the shooting even hear what ole boy was saying over the rap music playing and all the himn and hawning going on from the 003rd district peeps. and i thought 002 desk was bad. yeesh

last comment. thank God the police are okay. good guys 1 bad guys 0

1/22/2007 11:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Uh-huh! said...

they didn't even draw their weapons.

1/22/2007 09:24:42 PM

They have weapons???

1/22/2007 11:49:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OFF TOPIC: It's interesting to read all the earlier posts of supposed "Bear fans" bashing the BEARS and predicting the Saints victory. So many negative cops. I knew the BEARS would win and know that they will beat the Colts too.. I used to work with a guy that was negative and angry about everything and spent half the tour yelling and bashing Grossman and the Bears. It's strange how a sport can make a man so angry. Enough to spend everyday thinking about it and turning on his supposed team. Funny, now he likes the Bears. I guess I should expect it, most cops spend the day complaining and being negative. DA BEARS!!!!!

1/23/2007 12:03:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i work in 003dist on was a good shooting by 003dist desk officer..good job D.P.see you sunday with lance ito....

1/23/2007 12:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was the guy with the gun on a suicide mission - death by cop? actually, i'm surprised he was only shot ONCE, and in the SHOULDER! C'mon ! He should be laying on a slab at the ME's office right now!!!!!!!!!!

One in the head.

1/23/2007 12:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that it's funny that our desk guy scored the hit and the sos guy missed........good job DP

003rd District Copper

1/23/2007 01:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" topic, the city should have a tac team formed, 007 racine rangers vs. 011 harrison bad boys. let's see what would happen?..."

You could probably write a really cool screenplay around this concept and do a great movie. It could actually be more of a sci-fi thriller.

You could call it... "When Hair Gels Collide!"

1/23/2007 01:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The gunman will probably claim he came to the station to turn the gun in and was shot trying to do it.

Lawsuits to come.

1/23/2007 01:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 8:57-

Right on with the Gibby Haynes quote!
Not many noise rockers on da job, huh?

1/23/2007 02:05:00 AM  
Anonymous The View said...

Great response from the SOS copper who was the initial target of the nutcase, and great backup from the 003rd Dist. Desk officer who actually wounded him! Thank the Lord no coppers were wounded in dealing with this guy. It truly pays to be alert, even when you're at the desk in your own Police Station. This could have played out very badly.

1/23/2007 02:07:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

All this crap about parking and towing police cars... what a bunch of crap... PO’s should see the Sun Times for what they really are, a bunch of jag offs that will front off anyone for anything to sell a few bullshit papers. How about the breaks given to thousands of Sun Times drivers on 1st watch when they do what ever they want out there.... delivering papers is no big deal and nor should it be, however why drag the reputation of every man and woman in blue down into the dirt with the public that believe all this dung; all over some cop illegally parking...that’s a front page story worthy of full page color photo?????..Its not like anything else important is happening in this town or the world.... Give me a Break!!! Screw the Times, their drivers, reporters and the mama’s that shit tem out! ....................... Have a nice day!

1/23/2007 05:36:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What if he was just a depressed sociopath who wanted to commit "suicide by cop". Then on the flip side, he thought that the station was one of Fr. Pflagers gun turn in spots. Glad to see no one hurt. But only a shoulder shot? UUUGGHHHHHHHH! People, some could have done better with a super soaker!

1/23/2007 05:42:00 AM  
Blogger The Asshat said...

Ah yes the safety of the Police Station. I know lets keep letting the Stew Bums and all this other homeless garbage hang out in stations though. You ever been in Area 1 on Midnights? The place reeks of nasty unshowered homeless garbage. Aren't there shelters for them? Why do they have to come into the station? Big time safety issue as well as an Air Quality issue.

1/23/2007 06:43:00 AM  
Blogger Doubter said...

Something very similar happened when I was working in 021 in the '60's--guy walked in and just opened fire on the desk sergeant(I forget the Sgt.'s name but a great guy.) The sergeant returned fire, and as I recall the final score was Sergeant four, bad guy zip. NO shoulder wounds, either-shooter arrived at the Pearly Gates immediately thereafter.(Remember, in those days we all carried revolvers--maybe there's something to be said for accuracy over volume.)

At least one of the shooter's bullets ricocheted off the metal desk top, and the crease may still be there.

1/23/2007 04:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

003 Rocks!!!The coppers dont fuck around down.

1/23/2007 05:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Instead of cryin about 2 year wonders why dont you step up and go to tact yourselfs or better yet teach this new guys something seeing as you are full of wisdom and have never screwed up. I am sick of hearing all you idiots complain about each other and not backing each other up.

1/23/2007 05:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

" topic, the city should have a tac team formed, 007 racine rangers vs. 011 harrison bad boys. let's see what would happen?..."

...dont you know there already was a screen play written...there was even a was called the little rascals!!

1/23/2007 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will the higher ups get some balls and tell these people not to worry about where we parked because if we need to go to a call to protect their famlies they would care if we parked on top of a fire hydrant. on view domestice in the middle of the street, sorry can't imped the flow of traffic.

1/24/2007 01:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was at the shooting in 003, the sos guy was shooting on the move trying to get cover and alerting the desk crew that this dude had a gun, if it wasn't for the sos copper alerting the desk crew this might have been tragic. great job D.P.on being alert. Both coppers shot at the bad guy. Then the case report reflects that an I.O.D. report was generated by a p.o. slipping on the ice responding to the shooting, give me a break. great job D.P. from 003 and K.M. from s.o.s. Sorry guys the female coppers were doing their nails......

1/24/2007 01:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job to all the officers in 003. That day the gunman did not see SOS or the 3rd District, he just saw the police.

Also, great job to all the officers and supervisors who made sure the gunman could not attempt to harm anyone else, secured the crime scene and made sure everything was documented apporpriately. This helps with the possible law suit as mentioned earlier in the blog.

Also,hands up to the bosses who made sure the officers that shot and who were shaken up after witnessing that incident received the support they needed. Regardless of what kind of Robo cop you are, that is a very tasking experience!

1/24/2007 03:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you won't see bulletproof glass protecting the desk crew because it's a hell of a lot cheaper to pay the death benefits to your family than to install those things on 25 districts. think about it.

1/25/2007 06:08:00 AM  
Anonymous 3rd dist copper said...

I've only been on the job for about 4 years, but I saw an awesome display of leadership Monday afternoon in 003 when the shit hit the fan at the desk. It was all over in seconds, with the goofball lying on the floor in obvious pain, the crime scene being sealed off, notifications being made, the bosses making sure the coppers directly involved were ok. The Commander, Watch Commander and the Tact Lt had everything togther. Two tact sgts took over the crime scene, taping everything up. We all wanted to do something, but everything that could have been done was already done. I can't think of a better job I've had, or a better place to work. Proud to be da police!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1/25/2007 08:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

its a good thing that that armed offender didnt walk into belmont and western on 1st watch most of those worthless females dont even have their gun on them anyways and the desk sgt & watch co would have had to of done something. and that 1st watch co is a great guy! too bad his female desk crew is worthless.

1/25/2007 10:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just want to know if they are single? The Commander and the Tact Lieutenant were on the news and I did not see rings but they are some fine police. When do the bids come out? The last Commander got married off also. This may be my lucky day.

1/25/2007 05:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm amazed the sun-times isn't printing an front page article how the desk sgt commited police brutality.

1/26/2007 02:43:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes it is true that Willaims said we don't need bullet proof partitions during the segeant's training, I was there also. He also said that the patrol division would never get rifles in the field. "We have specialized units for that." Yes but by the time they get there we will be counting the Officers on the ground. Before this department even starts to consider it, it will be at the cost of Officer's lives. This is by far the most poorly equiped department in the nation, where PC and bosses with no street experience dictate what the working police can do.

1/26/2007 03:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I see this story came and went. When the police are victims, it is the big story for 30 seconds. Let a copper park in frot of a fire hydrant trying to hurry to save some idiots life, the car gets towed, put on the front page of the paper, and the copper has to pay $200.00 to get the car out of the pound. That mother fucker will still be in there next Christmas if it was up to me.

Thats right, do your job and keep getting fucked.

1/26/2007 10:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

go to any rich, suburb that has not had a murder in ten years and they have bullet proof glass, and cameras. but our stations in the getto do not need them. i also like how the new stations seem to have cameras everywhere except the front desk.

1/26/2007 11:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think it matters where the district is, all districts need bullet proof glass. I do recall a guy coming into the lilly white 1st district and doing the same thing.

At least in the areas of the ghetto, you have the real working police, so the bad guys will never have a chance. I'm glad it was not 018, 016 or 001. The story may have ended a little differently.

Now get your fat ass off the desk typing on this blog and go do a traffic accident report!

1/27/2007 12:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah both are fine, both married, both work a holics, trying to move up the career ladder.

1/28/2007 10:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice work D.P. You are a great cop and you did exactly what you were trained to do. How many people in that situation would have been as quick thinking as you. Probably not alot. Poo-poo dance in your honor from now on!

1/29/2007 01:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pat Gunnell, you stupid mother fucker, your racism finally caught up with you. I heard you are getting sued! And by the way, no one will be at your benefit, you will be the only one there with a white sheet.

1/31/2007 06:34:00 PM  

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