Potential Killer Eliminated
Chicago police shot and killed a theft suspect who allegedly took out a gun while officers were patting him down Sunday in an abandoned Lawndale neighborhood building, police said.
The shooting happened about 11:30 p.m. after Ogden District officers responded to a call of “theft in progress” at an unoccupied building in the 1500 block of South Kostner Avenue, according to a police News Affairs statement.
They found the man inside, and were performing a “protective pat-down” when the man allegedly took a handgun out of his waistband, the statement said. The officers and the suspect began to struggle and the officers fired their weapons, fatally shooting the man.
The officers were not hurt and a weapon was recovered at the scene, the statement said.
That's what? Four or Five Officer involved shootings in the past 10 days or less? And a few attempted disarmings? The criminals are feeling bold and they aren't hesitating attack police at every turn. It's probably safe to assume they aren't feeling too deterred to attack citizens either.