Officers are on high alert after a rash of recent planned attacks from individuals with misguided aggression, seeking to avenge the deaths of individuals killed by cops. In Chicago, where crime is rampant and guns are in all the wrong hands — the hands of criminals — the threat is exceptionally real and present.
Chicago Police were called to perform a welfare check on a suicidal man at his home around 6:40 pm on Christmas day. When they arrived, they found 25-year-old Terrence Gilbert sitting on his front porch with a knife in his hand. Officers approached the unstable man to see if he was okay, when he jumped up and charged toward them, stabbing one of the two officers twice in the torso, the Chicago Tribune reported.
Leaving the officer wounded, Gilbert casually strolled away from the scene on foot with his weapon still in hand. Officers followed him, demanding he put the knife down, so he charged at cops a second time with the weapon to stab them. Officers fired two center mass shots at the man, fatally wounding him. He was initially taken to Stroger Hospital in critical condition, where he was pronounced dead shortly after arrival, according to CBS Chicago.
“Officers engaged him at that time again, asking to put his weapon down,” said Chicago police Deputy Chief Berscott Ruiz’s, during his statement at the scene. “He turned around and charged at the police officers again, and he was shot twice in the torso.”
The police officer who had been stabbed by Gilbert was taken to an area hospital where he was treated for somewhat minor injuries and has been listed in good condition, police reported.
Unconfirmed reports state that this man committed suicide by cop. Considering so many jump to the conclusion that officers are trigger-happy racists, it’s a matter of time before this story is intentionally convoluted by leftist media outlets, who will report officers shot and killed a mentally ill man who was simply walking down the street.
Police officers have a tough job to do, one that most who complain about their position wouldn’t have the bravery to show up for everyday — especially in places like liberal-run Chicago and New York.
Courtesy of Mad World News