Police fatally shoot suspect on North Side

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Chicago police shot and killed an armed man who ran from officers Monday night when they tried to stop a vehicle reported stolen that he allegedly was driving on the North Side, authorities said.

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austin

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Aug 26, 2008
 
Where is the outrage from the neighbors? Where is his aunt saying his car was in the shop? Where is his grandmother saying he was home with her at the time? Where is the uncle saying ALL those witnesses are lieing?
Oh, that's right, Jeffrey Miller doesn't get to play the race card.
He doesn't get to yell "injustice" or "civil rights." He is just a crook that pulled a gun and got shot by the police.
Just like ALL THE OTHERS!
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Aug 26, 2008
 
Hooray!
His Play Cousin Says

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Aug 26, 2008
 

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He was a good boy. He never carried a gun. He just liked to dance and flirt with the girls on the block. That doesn't make him a bad guy. He was just about to start college after a 20 year hiatus. He could have been the next Obama, but the police put a case on him and kilt him. No forget that, he was just about to get a big break as a rapper.
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Aug 26, 2008
 
One less car thief and one less gun on the streets. I'm sure his family will say he found the keys in the car and the gun jumped into the car while he was driving. Great job CPD.
NO WORRIES

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Aug 26, 2008
 
Its funny to see how you crackers reaction is when you here this about the minority crime rate, my main point here is to say f----u...
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Great job CPD. What a piece of work. One less criminal piece of garbage preying on the decent working class people of this city.

I am a cop and it is extremely disheartening when I see a career criminal prey on people who work for a living/play by the rules. Then even if we get an arrest the Assistant State's Attorney will not approve felony charges and we charge him with a misdeameanor. Then after one day he is out and in a few weeks the judge drops the case on him and he is free to steal, hurt and kill again. Good job CPD and keep up the good work.
Brian

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Aug 26, 2008
 
Keep up the great work officers.
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Aug 26, 2008
 
These comments are too much.
Then again, so is the crime rate in Chi-town
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While I agree with most of the comments here. If the guy shot at them. The police in chicago are super duper ultra hyper psyco corrupt. So just make sure it wasnt someone who stole a car and ran and then got shot by cops too lazy to run after him and had an "always available" gun placed in his dead hand. You have to remember that this is the chicago police shooting someone on the North side while the person is running away with their back to the police. The person obviously didn't shoot at them or they wouldnt need to "investigate whether shots were fired" so just cuz the guy had SOMETHING in his hand and was running AWAY he dies for that? I dunno. Sounds to me like the cops are so stoked with all they can get away with on the south side they are moving the tyranny north. Thievs are garbage but they dont deserve the death penalty. The chicago police need some serious federal MONITORING. I have to give the benefit of the doubt to the dead guy, cuz, he's dead.
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Aug 26, 2008
 
His Play Cousin Says wrote:
He was a good boy. He never carried a gun. He just liked to dance and flirt with the girls on the block. That doesn't make him a bad guy. He was just about to start college after a 20 year hiatus. He could have been the next Obama, but the police put a case on him and kilt him. No forget that, he was just about to get a big break as a rapper.
Yeah that is what they all say, do you actually think that he would tell his family his seacret life? I have a son and I love him to death, if he does wrong in life he will be punished. That is why you raise them the best you can to make sure that doesnt happen starting by getting out of the bad cities and teaching them right from wrong. It just sucks that when one person makes a mistake they dont understand that no matter what the income is they hurt many other people as well. Right now this boy's family is morenig because he did something stupid, and that is not fair to the family and other people that knew him. I am sorry for you loss I really am I can only imagine the heart ache you go through, but nobody can get inside anothers mind. God only knows what that boy was about to do.
Resident

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Aug 26, 2008
 
Last night as we sat in our living rooom we thought we heard some fireworks. Lots of them - really quickly. But it didn't sound quite right. Neither of us said anything until we heard the sirens and roaring police cars fly down the street. Shortly after the ambulance with a police and fire escort headed back down the street. This incident occured directly behind the police station on Lincoln. Being the victim of home invasions and car thefts myself, it still doesn't feel so great knowing someone lost their life - no matter how little some of you think it was worth. The police have an incredibly difficult job and they have my respect but we don't know what happened. I only heard one type of shot - repeatly. Was this guy running AWAY? Hopefully the investigation will supply the truth. Please remember he does have a family and they are grieving as is a community that everyday feels a little less safe.
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Aug 26, 2008
 
Somebody wrote:
While I agree with most of the comments here. If the guy shot at them. The police in chicago are super duper ultra hyper psyco corrupt. So just make sure it wasnt someone who stole a car and ran and then got shot by cops too lazy to run after him and had an "always available" gun placed in his dead hand. You have to remember that this is the chicago police shooting someone on the North side while the person is running away with their back to the police. The person obviously didn't shoot at them or they wouldnt need to "investigate whether shots were fired" so just cuz the guy had SOMETHING in his hand and was running AWAY he dies for that? I dunno. Sounds to me like the cops are so stoked with all they can get away with on the south side they are moving the tyranny north. Thievs are garbage but they dont deserve the death penalty. The chicago police need some serious federal MONITORING. I have to give the benefit of the doubt to the dead guy, cuz, he's dead.
First of all he wasn't running away. I live 1 house down from where this happened (roughly 100 feet). Here's the story from my perspective. All of the sudden I hear speeding cars and sirens screeching down Bryn Mawr, then a really loud thud, which was the Dodge Charger hitting a building on the corner of Washtenaw. A few Shots rang out then a hail of gunfire (this morning I went to the scene and there were circles with numbers on the floor in chalk that went up to 60+, I believe these are the bullet shells). They pulled the man from the vehicle so he obviously was not running away. Of course the whole nieghborhood was out along with the loud and ignorant talking crap about the police. Ignorance is BLISS!
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Aug 26, 2008
 
You have a gun? You pull a gun, expect to be killed. More tax dollars saved.

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NO WORRIES wrote:
Its funny to see how you crackers reaction is when you here this about the minority crime rate, my main point here is to say f----u...
What do you want a gold star and a hug for being so violent? You created your own crime rate not us......Or let me guess, it's because a White man owns the gun factory so it's our fault. If they took away guns you'd kill each other with knives....
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I wonder, if it weren't for that truck that pulled out of the driveway, trying to block him... Would he have killed someone crossing the street. Your kids, mom, grandparents????????

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Aug 26, 2008
 
While you rejoice in the death of one of GODs childern, Jesus bows is head in shame.

We are all connected. Most of you wouldn't understand the nature of the human mind that blankets this world. There are young souls not yet born into this world that will come here and also make the same mistakes. Not because they are evil or part of the devil. It's because society, communities, families, and friends have done away with making sure every child is nurtured properly.

That means you also.

You are all rejoicing in the death of a fellow human being that came from the very place we all come from. Your basically rejoicing in his failure in life. He didn't make it becuase of the failed relationship we humans have with each other. Do you think someone with a heart and mind like Jesus would speak what most of you are saying.

The real problem is we are spiritually immature just by the comments that are here. Better yet, we don't understand each other.
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Aug 26, 2008
 
If anyone knows what really happened please post it.
What is wrong

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Aug 26, 2008
 
Yam Fam wrote:
While you rejoice in the death of one of GODs childern, Jesus bows is head in shame.
We are all connected. Most of you wouldn't understand the nature of the human mind that blankets this world. There are young souls not yet born into this world that will come here and also make the same mistakes. Not because they are evil or part of the devil. It's because society, communities, families, and friends have done away with making sure every child is nurtured properly.
That means you also.
You are all rejoicing in the death of a fellow human being that came from the very place we all come from. Your basically rejoicing in his failure in life. He didn't make it becuase of the failed relationship we humans have with each other. Do you think someone with a heart and mind like Jesus would speak what most of you are saying.
The real problem is we are spiritually immature just by the comments that are here. Better yet, we don't understand each other.
You took the words out of my mouth. I cant belive
the people on here are glad a person was killed. It turns my stomach to know there are people out there that think like this. I can see, the cops had to do what they did. But saying "good" and talking bad on the dead in my book is worse than carrying a gun. Im glad the officer(s) are safe. Please people show some class and respect the dead. I think he paid his dues by having his life taken.
Mike

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Aug 26, 2008
 
Bye bye slime.
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Aug 26, 2008
 
Let YAmFam & What is wrong take in these type to live with them.

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