Cops: Teen Who Tried To Disarm Cop Had Another Officer’s Gun

CHICAGO (STMW) – A man has been charged with trying to disarm a police officer on the South Side on Thursday afternoon, then found to be in possession of another officer’s weapon which was taken in a burglary.

Patrick Lance, 18, of the 8800 block of South Carpenter Street, was charged early Friday with two counts of resisting a police officer, one count of attempting to disarm a police officer, one count of unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and one count of having a firearm without a valid FOID card, according to police.

Lance was arrested at 3:15 p.m. Thursday after allegedly trying to disarm an officer in the 1000 block of West 87th Street, police said.

The incident began when officers saw Lance standing, trying to conceal what they believed to be a gun or contraband, according to a police report. Lance saw the officers and fled, and police gave chase.

They found him under a stairwell at 8631 S. May St., but he was released after officers ran his name and it came back “clear.’’ Shortly afterward, they found a fully loaded blue steel semi automatic handgun in the stairwell and re-interviewed Lance at 1117 W. 87th St., where a brawl began, according to the report.

During the fight, Lance tried to disarm an officer and fought with police trying to place him into custody, promoting officers to Tase him three separate times, police said.

When he was finally placed into custody at 3:15 p.m., he allegedly said, “That’s not my gun, that’s my friend’s gun,’’ the report said.

But later, he allegedly made incriminating statements about the ownership of the gun and admitted throwing it into the stairwell. The gun was found to have been taken during a burglary at a police officer’s residence, according to the report.

Lance was treated at Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers before being arrested.

Calumet Area detectives are investigating.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2010. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

  • Kaleem

    Why does this story sound like a defense attorneys dream? i guess CPD have just stop trying. C’mon guys , you gotta make it sound at least a little believable!

  • Fed up

    How could this worthless piece of garbage be running around with a gun when his Mama says he’s a good boy trying to turn his life around. The polices just wouldn’t let him turn around. Enter some mindless pubic defender and he will become a poster boy for who you should want living next door. I’ll take a pass.

  • Bob Hamilton

    Great work once again by the Chicago Police. This thug is lucky to be alive and it’s only because of the professionalism of the Chicago Police that he is. With any luck he got the beating of his life and may now think twice about resisting arrest.

  • righttrack

    If it were me, I’d only use the Taser once. After that, it would be my Glock 40. Case closed.

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