Fight Over Song At Bar Leads To Shooting; Cop Returns Fire

CHICAGO (CBS) — An off-duty Chicago Police officer returned fire at a man who shot his friend overnight, after a fight that stemmed from a song someone wanted a DJ at a bar to play.

Two men were in custody Tuesday in connection to the incident in the 7500 block of South Wabash Avenue in the Park Manor neighborhood, police said.

It all started when a patron at Willa’s Fifty Yard Line, 69 E. 75th St., kept asking a DJ over and over again when he was going to play a certain song. Eventually, the patron found himself punched in the nose, Gresham District Police Lt. Paula Schmeer said.

Outside the bar, the son of the patron who was punched allegedly tried to shoot the DJ, but instead accidentally hit another man, who was standing next to the DJ, according to the lieutenant.

The man who was shot was with a friend who happened to be an off-duty Chicago Police officer. The officer returned fire at the gunman, but did not strike anyone, police said.

The suspects ran south on Wabash Avenue, but the officer chased them and captured them a short time later, according to the lieutenant. One of the men was reportedly hiding in a garbage can.

Police News Affairs Officer Amina Greer said the shooter and another man were both taken into custody.

The man who was shot was taken to an area hospital in stable condition with a gunshot wound to the shoulder, Greer said. His injury is not thought to be life-threatening, she said.

  • Jaquandria White

    Why is it when black guys have a minor disagreement, they feel the need to pull out a gun and start shooting? Also, why is the fool carrying a gun around to begin with? Pathetic loser!!!

    • BeckyBoo

      Wow, generalize much?!! Black guys aren’t the only ones shooting people. GTOH! It’s happening everywhere even in schools with children killing classmates. Spouses shooting entire families because they can’t deal with their ex’s moving on after divorces. People you wouldn’t expect committing armed robberies because of the economy. Are you forgetting about all of these things, or do you just notice it when someone black does it? You aren’t doing any race a favor by making grand statements on blogs. Typical & Hypocritical

    • Kerry

      you sound like an idiot.where in this story does it say they were black

      • Jaquandria White

        Who else is going to pull out a gun and shoot up the place?

      • Shaniqua Schwartzberg

        69 E 75th Street sure isn’t Highland Parl, lol.

      • BeckyBoo

        Yeah she is an idiot. Plain and simple. Ignorance knows no bounds. She is what I describe as partially blind/fully racist. If you only notice and respond when black/hispanic people do something but neglect to see that other races committ the same crimes then you fall into this category. As if someone white, asian, indian, muslim or any other race hasn’t picked up a gun at some point and shot someone for no reason.

    • Timothy Branch

      Let He who has No Sin’s cast the first stone. You speak on your’s, an we’ll speak on our’s. When its nessasary, an appropriate. Were not Professional Racist. Thats a fact! We don’t discriminate.Thats another fact. We can’t an don’t call for back up…cause the police will see were Black an assume the indoctrinated posision. Trying to cross you or your words up so he can change what you say to discredit you.( Allways get wittnesses number).The police told me they did’nt belive how a accident i was in happened.I told them i did’t care an how it happened is not going to change. An i will File a discrimination Suit.When they could’nt peruade the Wittness they called me to cover this tracks.Don’t Even…Think About It !

  • southside

    Was the guy who wanted the song gonna tip? Man’s gotta have his music

  • Joe Lake

    Don’t drink and shoot? Joe Lake, Chicago

  • integrity777

    I just wanna know the name of the song.

  • jt

    Why would a Chicago Police Officer hang out at a dump bar in the hood, with a bunch of idiots. One good way to loose your job, or life.

  • mike

    J’s SUCK anyway. What ever happened to having a REAL LIVE BAND???

  • mike

    OOPS!!! I meant DJ’S SUCK

  • deathsdj

    mike sounds like someone who didn’t get the DJ job cause he was always spinning Justin Bieber tracks! LOL

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  • Mlk

    Racism is fact, the FBI UCR and NCIBRS state that in any given year over 50% of all violent crimes in the U.S are committed by blacks yet the only make up 12% of the population and the murder rate of blacks for example are 10 time that of whites these are facts argue with science

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  • scotonfire

    The song he wanted goes like this. Breakin’ rocks in the hot sun, I fought the law and the law won. I fought the law and the law won.

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