Morale to the story? Don’t want to get shot by the police? Don’t join a gang, don’t hang out with people who shoot other people, and don’t run from the cops. Of course Black Lives Matter terrorists apparently don’t have the common sense to follow these simple rules, or they don’t want to. Either way, they’re just going to keep getting shot. I for one don’t mind another criminal scumbag not taking up anymore air that good people breath. More for us… and we’re safer.
An eyewitness to the death of a teenager in Chicago who was killed by a cop said the boy was trying to jump a fence when he was shot dead.
‘They shot him in the air,’ the unidentified woman, who said she did not want to be identified for fear of police backlash, told the Chicago Tribune.
‘His pants leg got caught on the fence and he hit the ground. If he hadn’t gotten shot, he would have cleared the fence.’
A law enforcement source confirmed the account, saying the boy’s clothing had become caught in the fence.
Pierre Loury died on Tuesday as a result of a gun shot wound to the chest. He was 16 years old.
Chicago Chief of Detectives Eugene Roy said the teen ran from a car believed to be connected to an earlier shooting and an ‘armed confrontation’ resulted in the officer shooting Loury.
He also said that a weapon was found at the scene and taken into evidence, while another law enforcement source said Loury was a ‘documented gang member.’
Police declined on Tuesday to identify the officer involved in the shooting.
More than 100 people gathered in Chicago for a vigil and protest after the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old by a police officer. Demonstrators protesting the shooting blocked traffic on the Eisenhower Expressway (above)
Police said an officer chased the teen and an ‘armed confrontation’ resulted in the officer shooting Pierre Loury. A weapon found at the scene was taken into evidence
Loury’s aunt, Karen Winters, said of the tragic situation; ‘Once again, we’re looking at environment, this community, how some of these young boys are just plagued with certain influences.’
She then added; ‘But not to this extent, by no means.’
The teenager’s mother, Tambrasha Hudson, claims her son did not even own a gun.
‘Everything they said on the news is not the truth. It is not the truth. It’s not the truth,’ said Hudson.
‘It’s sad! My baby was 16, not 30. My baby was 16! Sixteen!’
Loury’s Facebook page does show the teenager holding up a gun in one photo, and he did have a tattoo on his neck that said ‘RMG’ while frequently referring to the ‘Reese Money Gang.’
Patrol officers stopped a vehicle believed to have been involved in an earlier shooting in the area at about 7.30pm.
During the stop, a suspect got out of the vehicle and fled, the Chicago Police Department said in a statement.
‘A brief foot pursuit ensued leading to an armed confrontation, between the fleeing offender and the officer,’ police said in the statement.
‘During that encounter, an officer discharged his service weapon fatally striking the offender.’
No police officers were injured in the incident, police said.
Loury was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead less than an hour after the incident, the medical examiner’s office told the Tribune.
The officer has been removed from his patrol duties as authorities investigate the incident, the department said.
Via DAILY MAIL
CHICAGO (TheBlaze/AP) — More than 100 people have gathered in Chicago for a vigil and protest after the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old by a police officer.
The demonstrations Tuesday came a day after coroners say Pierre L. Loury died at a hospital.
Chicago Chief of Detectives Eugene Roy says the teen ran from a car believed to be connected to an earlier shooting. Roy says an officer chased the teen and an “armed confrontation” resulted in the officer shooting Loury. He says a weapon found at the scene was taken into evidence.
“The subject, who is deceased, shot by police, did bail from the car that led to a foot pursuit,” John Escalante, deputy superintendent for the Chicago Police Department, told WLS-TV. “I believe only one officer actually participated in the foot pursuit.”
“We do believe that this individual turned and pointed the handgun at the officer the handgun was recovered at the scene where the young man was shot,” Escalante added.
Escalante told WBBM-TV that while he was just 16, Loury was a documented gang member who had posted a picture of himself holding a gun on Facebook.
But Loury’s mother said her son didn’t have a gun. The boy’s stepfather says the family wants justice.
Local media report the vigil was held at the site of the shooting. Protesters then marched through streets, sometimes disrupting traffic.
— Grace Wong (@GraceWong630) April 13, 2016
The shooting is under investigation.
Via The Blaze