Man Shot Dead By Police After Going For Gun During Arrest

UPDATED 03/26/12 11:26 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) — Many questions are cropping up following a rash of shootings involving Chicago Police officers, the most recent of which happened late Sunday night.

As CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports, there have been at least five police-involved shootings in the past week alone.

Most recently, around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, two Ogden District officers were responding to a theft in progress call at an abandoned building at 1520 S. Kostner Ave. in the North Lawndale neighborhood.

Inside the building, police say as one officer was preparing to handcuff the man, he felt a handgun in his waistband.

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At that moment, the man allegedly grabbed the gun. The two struggled until the officer was able to pull away, and apparently, both officers fired their guns at the man.

It is unclear where on his body the man was hit, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident is the latest in a difficult week for police officers, said Chicago Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden.

“It’s been a busy week, There’s been a number of police involved shootings with a number of weapons recovered from offender’s who insist to carry weapons and either point them at police, or attempt to gain control of a weapon when an officer is in the process of patting them down,” Camden said.

Last Thursday night, investigators say police tried to question two men who were carrying guns near 105th and Green streets in the Washington Heights neighborhood.

Police say one of them pointed a shotgun at them, so an officer shot him. He was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Dwayne Hatcher, 20, of Danville, has since been charged with aggravated assault on an officer with a firearm and unlawful use of a firearm by a felon, in connection to the incident. Daniel Davis, 20, of the 10300 block of South Wallace Street, is also facing weapons charges.

This past Wednesday, an off-duty detective was allegedly trying to quiet a crowd as he drove through the North Lawndale neighborhood, when someone pulled a gun on him. The detective pulled out his gun and fired shots.

A 22-year-old woman was shot in the head and a 39-year-old man was shot in the hand.
The man, Antonio Cross, has been charged with assault in the incident, while the woman, Rebia Boyd, later died of her injuries.

One day earlier, Officer Del Pearson, 47, was shot in the chest while trying to stop possible curfew violators in the 8400 block of South Kingston Avenue. Pearson survived his wound, but lost nearly two thirds of his blood.

A suspect, Paris Sadler, 20, has been charged with attempted murder of a police officer and other felonies. He is being held without bond.

“Again, police work is a pretty dangerous job, as we see on a routine basis,” Sadler said.

FOP President Mike Shields also released a statement about the rash of police shootings.

“The city’s reaction is we need better technology, but crux of this all is that we are short-staffed in the Police Department, and the city is in complete denial,” Shields said in the statement. “Officers are being put in harm’s way.”

The city and the Police Department have not issued an official response.

The Independent Police Review Authority and detectives are investigating the latest incident.

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  • Just Axin

    Great job, po po. Sorry you had to get your heart rates up and endure alot of paperwork, but you took out a POS that was nothing less than a terrorist. From the north side where someone defenseless would have been his next victim to the hood from which his reign ended, we thank you.

    • Reb Biker

      It really is a shame that the cops have to do so much paperwork after they dispatch one of Chicago’s feral animals.

    • OLD VET


      • G-Lep

        Now, what on earth would make you say that? LOL!!

    • THEE Yard Ape


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  • Just Axin

    YApe- What happend to our favorite German with the small features?

    • G-Lep

      Can I help ya?

      • G-Lep

        No prob, Yard. I’ll have DL Boyz Embroidery on East 79th take care of that for ya!!

      • THEE Yard Ape

        I hope you remembered to get me one!!!! Also please have the following lettering done on the back –

        PORCH MONKEYS 4 LIFE !!!

      • G-Lep

        I believe her “act” starts around quarter past 10. I’m confident her commentary this evening will be as effervescent as ever. If you’ll excuse me, I gotta run to Wal-Mart… Father PHLEGMer sent me to pick up 1,000 hoodies!!

      • Just Axin

        Didn’t hear from you and was just a little worried that Lyndia might be finally taking us out, one by one. Whhewww.

  • Hamburglar

    His momma is getting the 8th grade graduation picture ready for the cameras and the usual speech. My boy was an honor student, loved basketball, and was a good boy. Blah, blah blah.

    • KostnerNative60623

      I hope you never have to know the pain of what the family is experiencing right now. So insensitive.

      • G-Lep

        I’m gonna go out on a limb and guess that Hamburglar doesn’t live in the ghetto — so, he probably never will “have to know the pain” of which you spoke. Contrary to being “insensitive,” I find his comment rather pithy and spot-on! Have a happy National Spinach Day!!!

  • Silver

    Thank God for the Police. Thank you for patroling these out of control neighborhoods. I fear for the day when the police have had enough and do not respond, and I fear that’s not to far away.

  • Ashley

    Rekia Boyd, who was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer (who also happens to be the neighborhood drunk according to residents), had no gun when she was shot in the head. She wasn’t doing ANYTHING – and she got shot. Antonio Cross’ “gun,” turned out to be a cell phone. …And anyway, how is it legal for off-duty police to carry guns in the first place?? Yes, the police can do good, and they often do – but they are also capable of great evil, and getting away with it apparently.

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  • tia & tyra bradley

    that was my uncle why are you people so happy that he is dead .just Axin

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