CHICAGO (CBS)– Santa Claus delivered gifts to the family of security guard Jemel Roberson, who was fatally shot by a police officer outside a Robbins nightclub last month.
The owner of a local tow truck company, along with some helpful volunteers, dropped off new toys, cloths and other supplies for Roberson’s pregnant girlfriend and their young son.READ MORE: School Bus Driver Shortage Has Kids Getting To School Late; Companies Point To COVID Vaccine Requirements
“We felt we had to do something for this family,” Earl Walker of W&W towing said.READ MORE: Officer Struck By Car While Directing Traffic In South Loop, 2 In Custody
Midlothian Police have apologized for the shooting, saying the officer who killed Roberson mistook him for the gunman who fired shots inside the club.MORE NEWS: Woman Restrained By CPD Officer While Walking Dog Still Waiting For Police Report, Body Camera Footage
The family has filed a lawsuit and state police are investigating.