Monday, December 12, 2011

Suicide by Cop Incident

  • Chicago police shot and killed a man at an 'L' station Sunday night when they said he pointed two pistols at officers.

    A spokesman for the Fraternal Order of Police said it appeared to be a gunman may have committed "suicide by cop."

    The incident began with officers responding to calls of a man with a gun at the Western/Cermak Pink Line station in the 2000 block of South Western Avenue at about 8 p.m., according to police and FOP spokesman Pat Camden.

    When officers from the Monroe District arrived, they found the 55-year-old man holding a gun to his own head, Camden said. The officers tried calming the man into dropping the weapon and ending the standoff. But the man then pulled a second handgun and pointed both at officers, Camden said.

    The officers, put in a "defensive posture," fired their weapons, striking the man. He was later pronounced dead, Camden said. His identity wasn't immediately released.

The officers came to no harm and no innocent member of the public was injured. These situations are too common so always be aware. Well done officers.

47 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This person did not want to be here anymore. If the police could help him attain that goal so be it.

12/12/2011 07:56:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did they generate an event number?

12/12/2011 07:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job CPD. Thank you.

12/12/2011 08:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Fuck Steinberg. Fuck him in his ear. You don't need to give him any more exposure.

12/12/2011 08:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"innocent member of the public"?

There is such a thing?

12/12/2011 08:52:00 AM  
Anonymous Grim Reaper said...

Happy Holidays depressed people!

12/12/2011 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A coward commits suicide, but it takes an EVEN BIGGER coward to force a cop to do his dirty work for him.

12/12/2011 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got 2012 fop handbook. Nice job shields team

12/12/2011 10:30:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great job to the coppers! Practice as much as you can more and incidents like this! You would be surprised how many weapons "malfunction" at qualification time the old saying "The life you save may be your own" applies here!

12/12/2011 11:37:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) just read the story of the Chicago detective going to the kill everyone state of mexico, young detective nice your picture and your name all over the paper are you insane? that my hairgel friend is a no no! Revealing it worldwide what kind of goof does this??

12/12/2011 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Once again there is no such thing as a safe district to work in. Be safe boys and girls....never drop your guard.

12/12/2011 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where was the verbal judo?

12/12/2011 12:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amazing job done by all involved...true police work and teamwork.

12/12/2011 01:44:00 PM  
Blogger NorthSide said...

NYPD Officer PETER FIGOSKI, 75th Pct. (East New York) was shot and killed early this morning while responding to an in-progress call in the Cypress Hills section of Brooklyn. Officer Figoski was a 22-year veteran who spent most of his career working what is arguably the most violent of the NYPD's seventy-six precincts.

In an ensuing chase, his partner P.O. Glenn Estrada collared the shooter Lamont Pride several blocks away.

May God bless the NYPD, Officer Figoski and his family.

For further details, see THEE RANT.

12/12/2011 02:15:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

These things go like shoot/don't shoot range simulators, except there's no button to push to stop the movie...

It's too weird.

12/12/2011 03:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job, officers. You did everything you could to try to get things turned around -- until no more could be done, and you were forced to protect yourselves and the public.

A full moon again -- that, and Christmas coming. They've been coming out of the woodwork.

12/12/2011 03:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was the actual lead in (tease)on Channel 5 prior to the break and reporting (slanting) the story.
"A man points a gun at his own head and Chicago Police shoot him!"
I turned the TV off.

12/12/2011 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This was the actual lead in (tease)on Channel 5 prior to the break and reporting (slanting) the story.
"A man points a gun at his own head and Chicago Police shoot him!"
I turned the TV off.

12/12/2011 03:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

http://tinyurl.com/7mexcyo

CNBC hit piece on public pensions. Hold your nose if you go in.

12/12/2011 03:36:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wild weekend for CFD too -- Channel 7 reporting 10 fires and 3 dead.

Full moon...

Lots of gas explosions this year -- another just went in Skokie, two-flat blew itself into the middle of the street. Ones on each side were OK.

Watch them space heaters, too...

12/12/2011 04:06:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I feel bad for the cops that had to clean up this mess. Maybe the guy wanted to die, maybe he deserved it. Putting the job off onto a couple cops because you don't have the guts to pull the trigger yourself is just craven.

My thoughts are with the officers, and I wish them and their families safe and happy holidays.

12/12/2011 04:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Big News Scc said...

OFF TOPIC::: Just fyi, sgt John Herman who was convicted of rape and sentenced to 25 years but had his conviction overturned has been officially released from prison with his conviction nullified in the past two weeks. Funny how not a peep of his conviction being over turned didnt make a peep in the news. Also, how his alleged "victim" was handed about 2 million in a settlement from the city. I love it how they all took the word of a known crackhead over a sgt of police. I would imagine that sgt herman will be reinstated to cpd right??? how come this wasnt made into a big story?

12/12/2011 04:41:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

**POP***POP***POP

Three more shot 72nd and jeffery.

12/12/2011 05:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYPD Officer Peter Figoski, 75th Pct.

Rest in peace, our brother.

12/12/2011 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"(OT) just read the story of the Chicago detective going to the kill everyone state of mexico, young detective nice your picture and your name all over the paper are you insane? that my hairgel friend is a no no! Revealing it worldwide what kind of goof does this??"

--12/12/2011 11:42:00 AM

Jesus. The police in places like this often wear ski masks, and they stay out of the 'hood unless maybe 200 of them or so can go in at the same time, with armored-vehicle backup and plenty of notice for the wanted gang to escape first so no one gets hurt.

Scared to death, and for good reason.

Mornings in Mexico, they find maybe 45 dead bodies in a shopping-center parking lot, all rigor mortis -- shot en masse somewhere else, then trucked in and dumped. Keeps happening.

Uh...

You can get a suntan, drink beer, buy colorful souvenirs in other places too, without the severed heads lined up on the curb...

12/12/2011 06:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic but on Target in 011.
Seems our precious RC does not know how to properly fill out the Furlo Selection form. The few choices she put down were quickly filled up by seniority. It seems she thought with her 10 years on she could get any furlo she wanted. Next time fill out the form completely or show up at the furlo selection process. Dont waste the time of those of us who took time out of our busy lives to be there. Next time call your clout to sit in at the process for you!

12/12/2011 06:20:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Georges,
Go crawl back under a rock. Why in the world would yoou take the cioppers guns at the scene...and guns from coppers that did not shoot. You should be stripped.

12/12/2011 06:22:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

civlian post:

I saw this happen while driving in SC on vacation four years ago. Came out of the store/gas station, what I thought was just a routine ticket, all of a sudden the guy is standing there yelling with a gun to his head. Officer is yelling at two of us in the lot to get down, then proceeds to try and talk this guy out of it for about three minutes, Now three mionutes might not seem like a long time, but he tried everything to get this guy to drop the gun. I know he had the gun pointed at him several times, he had taken cover behind his car, he kept saying, now put that right down, don't go pointing that around, we can talk about this, how about we get you to the hosiptal and you can get some rest and think about this, I'll never forget what the officer said, NEVER! I was so far down all I was looking at were the guys feet under the car. Afterwards, the officer was pretty shook up that he had to shoot the guy. Don't ever tell me any officer wants to have this happen to them.
Thank you for allowing me to post to your forum.

12/12/2011 06:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sgt. John Herman got screwed, because he messed with a crack head. Don not expect sympathy here. A shit head is a shit head. Herman is a shit head.

12/12/2011 06:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NYPD officer shot and killed this morning in the Bronx.

RIP.

12/12/2011 06:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT: Rest in Peace, sir.

From the New York Daily News:

A manhunt was under way Monday for the gunman's accomplice after a highly decorated NYPD officer was shot in the face and killed responding to a Brooklyn robbery.

Police released an image of the man who fled the scene after his cohort gunned down 22-year veteran cop Peter Figoski, 47, firing a bullet into the cop’s left cheek at close range.

The alleged shooter, a career criminal, was swiftly chased down and busted but the other man managed to escape cops and was still on the lam, officials said.

A $10,000 cash reward was offered for anyone providing information leading to his arrest and conviction by Citizens Outraged at Police Being Shot, also known as COP SHOT.

Figoski, who worked in Brooklyn’s 75th Precinct, was shot at the bottom of a staircase leading from a basement apartment at 25 Pine St. in Cypress Hills to the street, according to police.

Figoski had been awarded 12 medals, including eight for exceptional police duty, and made more than 200 arrests in his career.

Figoski’s family, including his former wife and two teenage daughters, rushed to Jamaica Hospital, where they met with a somber Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly after the 2:15 a.m. shooting.

The deceased officer has two more daughters, ages 20 and 18, who are at college upstate and a brother who is retired from the Police Department.

“I’m a father of two myself and having to tell kids of any age what happened to their father or mother is without a doubt the hardest thing any mayor has to do,” Bloomberg said at an early morning news conference at the hospital with Kelly.

The two older sisters arrived at the hospital in a silver Dodge Charger with flashing lights shortly after 10:30 a.m. where they were told the grim news, sources said.

As the family left Jamaica Hospital with Figoski’s body, more than 100 uniformed and non-uniformed officers gathered in a semi-circle at a rear exit to salute their fallen colleague.

Many had worked alongside Figoski at the 75th Precinct and they bowed their heads, cried and hugged each other.

The fallen officer’s body was loaded into an FDNY truck and taken to the medical examiner’s office as the family climbed into a waiting black van.

12/12/2011 08:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Dave in Albany Park said...

""innocent member of the public"?
There is such a thing?"


No. EVERYONE is a criminal except you.

12/12/2011 08:11:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the family will sue the city and asshole Burke will give them two million dollars for a wrongful death suit. It never ends. Glad I'm done.

12/12/2011 08:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"**POP***POP***POP"

"Three more shot 72nd and Jeffery."

--12/12/2011 05:02:00 PM

Used to go shopping here, this is where our family doctor was, used to be a normal, happy time...now this.

Disgust isn't the word.

12/12/2011 09:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Note to the poster concerning former Sgt. Herman:
1) I'm personally glad he was released (finally) from prison. He was railroaded by the Cook County State's Attorney's office, and the alleged victim's civil attorneys.
2) I hope he is NEVER allowed back on the job ever
again. He is a disgrace, not only as a husband/father, but also as a police officer, and even more so, A MAN.
He commonly picked up common crack heads off the street because they were addicted and therefore vulnerable to his own sick, depraved whims. When
it all finally came crashing down on him, he did the
cowardly thing about it; he LIED about what he did.
In many ways. And of course, through forensics,
his lies were found out, and he paid a heavy (but
unjust) price. Be that as it may, he shouldn't get
his job back, ever, and I hope that if others of his
mindset exist out there who wear badges & guns,
that they take heed to his lesson, and chase down
street trash OFF DUTY.

12/12/2011 09:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous Big News Scc said...

OFF TOPIC::: Just fyi, sgt John Herman who was convicted of rape and sentenced to 25 years but had his conviction overturned has been officially released from prison with his conviction nullified in the past two weeks. Funny how not a peep of his conviction being over turned didnt make a peep in the news. Also, how his alleged "victim" was handed about 2 million in a settlement from the city. I love it how they all took the word of a known crackhead over a sgt of police. I would imagine that sgt herman will be reinstated to cpd right??? how come this wasnt made into a big story?

Herman has been a problem from day 1.In the academy he got a CR from his own mother...All his domestic beefs,his OTHER arrest for CSA and a ton of other creepy,mental behavior.Be careful when you ask"how come this wasnt made into a big story?".John needs to disappear,try to stay out of trouble(for once in his adult life)and start a new life somewhere else.Reinstated to CPD??Either you know nothing about him or you are him.

12/12/2011 10:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(OT) Oily eddie spouting off about the cops! As he wastes almost 4 million of our dollars what a hypocrite! Eddie man up get rid of your taxpayer paid retired cpd detail and the new city paid cars!

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/politics/clout/chi-council-committee-oks-nearly-39-million-in-police-misconduct-cases-20111212,0,4301399.story

12/12/2011 10:56:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How about the incident with the "kids" beating the homeless dog with sticks and boards. What the fuck kind of POS are they raising in the Ghetto. Some moron didn't want the dog any more so she just threw him out in the cold. Lucky for the dog it made its way to the City Pound. Lots of good folks are calling to adopt the animal. What a fucking cruel world we live in today.

12/12/2011 11:23:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If this maniac didn't want to be here any more let him go. Gun, jump off a bridge, set himself on fire....what ever. Fuck him.

12/12/2011 11:24:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What did this POS ever contribute to society? NOTHING! No loss here.

12/12/2011 11:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The dumb bastard couldnt wait a couple of weeks till News Years Day. The coppers might have won the pool..........Good job boys , stay safe and Merry Christmas to all.

12/12/2011 11:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the family will sue the city and asshole Burke will give them two million dollars for a wrongful death suit. It never ends. Glad I'm done.


better to settle than go to trial in my eyes. Ive got two waiting to go to trial.. No thanks, feel free to settle mine... not my money

12/13/2011 02:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No big loss to society.

12/13/2011 09:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just got 2012 fop handbook. Nice job shields team

Thanks for sucking ass Dan. More tats for everyone.

12/13/2011 10:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now the family will sue the city and asshole Burke will give them two million dollars for a wrongful death suit. It never ends. Glad I'm done.


better to settle than go to trial in my eyes. Ive got two waiting to go to trial.. No thanks, feel free to settle mine... not my money

12/13/2011 02:08:00 AM

Oh, really? You'd better do your homework, junior. It isn't just "the City" paying out anymore.

12/13/2011 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This person did not want to be here anymore. If the police could help him attain that goal so be it.

12/12/2011 07:56:00 AM

It's obvious you're not the police. You have no idea how painful it is for the officer who pulls the trigger.

Your cavalier comment hits the wind and disappears. Sadly, this officer will live with the memory of this event forever.

12/13/2011 01:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"former Sgt. Herman"

That he was even promoted to Sgt. speaks volumes to the fundamentally flawed promotional system.

12/13/2011 09:18:00 PM  

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