Armed Offender Expires
- Chicago police said today that there didn't appear to be any wrongdoing on the part of an officer who shot and killed a Broadview man after he allegedly brandished a gun at officers on the Northwest Side.
But family and friends of William Hardy described the 27-year-old as nonconfrontational and criticized the actions taken Monday night by police.
"They shot him, and they didn't even have to," said Corey Lofton, a close friend who said he was with Hardy when he was shot about 9:15 p.m. Monday in the North Austin neighborhood.
The cops responded to a call of "shots fired," and 'lo and behold, there's a gun on the scene. Do people really think that this is a coincidence? Cops just happen to show up and there's a gun right there? Oh wait, we forgot - drop guns. Every cop is issued two or three drop guns a night and then spend the rest of the shift looking for people to kill.
Again, excellent job by the coppers.