Cops Shoot, Kill Armed Offender
- Chicago Police fatally shot a 22-year-old man who allegedly charged a police officer with a gun early Wednesday in the South Side’s Gresham neighborhood.
A Gresham District police officer shot the man, identified as Johnny Goodwin by the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, about 12:15 a.m. at 8147 S. Morgan St., according to police News Affairs Deputy Director Pat Camden. Goodwin’s home address and pronouncement information were not available at 5:30 a.m. Wednesday.
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UPDATE: And here comes the "He didn't have a gun" bullshit drama:
But just a few blocks away, at 83rd and Morgan in the Auburn community, Goodwin's mother stood in her doorway, leaning on the doorjamb for support. Janet Goodwin said her son did not carry a gun or keep one in their home -- and cops had no reason to shoot him.
Her reaction echoed comments from relatives and neighbors of Aaron Harrison, an 18-year-old who was shot and killed by Chicago Police two weeks ago.
"I know he didn't have a gun,'' Janet Goodwin said. "He was the type to fight with fists.''