VIDEO: Bystanders Ignore Shot Ill. Cop
Residents of an East St. Louis, Ill., housing project milled around a parking lot or stayed in their homes rather than helping a police officer who had been shot in the face by a suspect, reports KSDK.
Surveillance video shows Officer Michael Baxton Jr. laying near his squad car for several moments after the shooting, until he can radio for help. He had attempted to pin a suspect to the hood of his patrol car. The shooting occurred in March.
SWAT teams later raided two buildings in the complex and arrested Cortez Gillum, who has been charged in the shooting.