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Off-duty Chicago Cop Shot Man who Tried To Run Him Down

February 13, 2012  | 

A man was shot dead by an off-duty Chicago police officer outside the officer's South Chicago neighborhood home Saturday when he tried to run the officer over with a van he had used to ram into the officer's garage.

About 7 a.m. Saturday, the officer was at home with his wife in the 7900 block of South Chappel Avenue, when he heard a crashing sound, reports CBS Chicago.

Tags: Chicago PD, Off-Duty Incidents, Assaults on Officers


Comments (4)

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Rick @ 2/14/2012 8:53 AM

All law abiding citizens of Chicago should be able to defend themselves with firearms, whether at home or in public. Crime rates fall when the law abiding public is armed.

Federali @ 2/14/2012 11:08 AM

I think the officer made a mistake taking his wife with him. Other than that, sounds like a story with a happy ending to me!

Kevin @ 2/14/2012 10:56 PM

I believe he did a good thing. Anyone should be able to defend themselves from possible death with a firearm. All states should have castle laws like Texas.

Bob@Az. @ 5/24/2012 9:41 PM

Great story! And kudos to the Officer. I would have shot the sob too if he woke me up at seven a.m.! Some of us work nights ya know. Again, glad the Officer is alright and another pos is off the streets.

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