Assailant Killed by Hero Officer
An off-duty Chicago Police officer fatally shot a man he witnessed shooting another person Friday afternoon in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood.
The off-duty officer saw a man shooting someone at 69th Street and South King Drive about 3:30 p.m., according to police News Affairs Officer Michael Fitzpatrick.
When the officer announced his presence, the offender ran away and the officer gave chase, Fitzpatrick said. The chase continued to the 6800 block of South Eberhart Avenue at which point the offender, who had already refused to drop his weapon, pointed his gun at the officer.
The original victim shot in the King Drive shooting was taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in "stable" condition, according to Fire Media Affairs Director Larry Langford. He said the second shooting victim was dead on the scene at 68th and Eberhart.
Police recovered a gun at the scene, Fitzpatrick said. The officer was not injured.
So we have an original victim with a bullet hole in him and a gun recovered. Has the victim identified the dead shooter as the OFFENDER? His initial descriptions match:
- The source said the victim of the shooting on 69th and King, who was recovering at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, provided a description of his assailant that matched that of Harris.
The source said the victim knew Harris, and the two had been feuding during the last few days.
But the topper is this video from FoxNews Chicago. Go watch it quickly before it disappears down the memory hole.
That quote at the 2:00 minute mark? Classic ghetto uneducated bullshit. "Off duty police officers...they... they don't supposed to shoot to kill." FoxNews ought to be castigated and run out of town for even broadcasting that crap. Have any of these idiots even read State Law? Obviously not, but evidently, according to auntie, we can only shoot to maim, cripple and frighten, and we're sure she has some sort of law degree that makes her the most brilliant legal mind since King Solomon.
Let's call this what it was - an aggravated battery offender and mediocre basketball player settling a street fight with a pistol who got caught red-handed by a heroic off-duty Officer who then chased the offender at great risk to the Officer's own life as demonstrated by the offender's reckless disregard of lawful and legal orders to stop, along with the offender pointing the weapon at the off-duty Officer in violation of numerous statutes, and finally the Officer lawfully and justifiably killing the Offender for his previous and continued offenses resulting in much celebration by the actual taxpaying public and Officers who don't have to mourn a fallen comrade.
Try writing that story once, media asshats.