Mullen Shooter Dies
The elderly man who shot and paralyzed Chicago Police Officer Jim Mullen 15 years ago died in prison Thursday.
George Guirsch had no criminal record when he fired a .357 Magnum at Mullen and three other officers as they knocked on his door while investigating reports of gunfire in Rogers Park in 1996.
“I have a lot of mixed emotions,” Mullen said about Guirsch’s death.
“I really hold no malice toward George. I never really have. He was someone who was disturbed, and you know, there are a lot of officers out there that risk their lives every day. It was just my turn, I guess.”
“I really mostly feel bad for my family because they’re the ones that really have to live with this every day,” Mullen said.
The more important news of the day, Mullen said Thursday, was that his 15-year-old daughter came home from school with straight A’s.
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