Off Duty Chicago Cop Shoots 2 Muggers


November 16, 2003, 04:01 AM
Only Professionals can try this in the windy city,if you're being mugged call 911 if you live long enough

The shooting happened in the 6900 block of south Crandon, on the city's South Side.

The off-duty Chicago police officer was walking to his house in the 69-hundred block of South Crandon when two men approached him and police say they allegedly tried to rob him.

We are told that of the two offenders, the off-duty Chicago police officer shot and killed one of them. He does not know whether or not he was able to actually hit the second offender. That second offender is still believed to be on the loose.

Police tell ABC7 News that based on the investigation so far, they believe the officer was acting to protect himself in this particular situation.

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Andrew Rothman
November 16, 2003, 04:13 AM
This is fantastic. Every single pro-2A person in Chicago should call their local precinct and ask, "What should I do if exactly the same situation happens to me?" Then call the mayor's office and their city councilperson.

Do it!!!!

November 16, 2003, 04:15 AM
He's approached by two armed offenders who announce a robbery. The officer drops the bags pulled his weapon defending himself,
Sounds like a good shoot so far.
Hey Chicago--this works for John/Jane Q. Public, too ya know...Gee I hope the BGs family don't try to sue on some numbskill idea that the "victim" had a gun...and THIS victim not being in uniform...well "leveled the playing field" and thus " didn't abide by code of the sheeple".

November 16, 2003, 07:51 AM
Hey Chicagoans! Does Daly do the David Dinkins Shuffle? Go over to the dead guy`s house and apologize to the family?:barf:

November 16, 2003, 08:45 AM
You know, it would be nice if the rest of us had the option to defend ourselves.

There are some folks out there who think that only cops are responsible and cool-headed enough to safely carry concealed weapons. I have a few friends who are cops, and I don't see how they are more responsible than the rest of us. In general, they seem pretty average. Meanwhile, there are a number of professions where the level of responsibility goes above and beyond that of law enforcement.

For example, being an engineer or chemist signing off on FDA documentation. Should something goes bad wih the product, that person could be held criminally liable and end up in prison.

Or, how about a forklift operator. A moment's carelessness, and someone gets 5 feet of steel fork stuck through their gut, pinched between a wall and a 4 ton machine, or crushed under its wheels.

Or the surgeon who must make decisions on the fly, determining whether or not his patient lives or dies.

Let's not forget:

Construction Workers
Airline Pilots
Cooks, Chefs, Lunchladies
Engineers, of all sorts
Truck Drivers
And a slew of others...

In fact, if responsibility and level-headedness were the main criteria for who carries a gun, the most obvious people to be excluded would be:


In otherwords, the people who are most responsible are all around us. The folks that make all the decisions and noise are generally so much worthless cr@p.

November 16, 2003, 03:08 PM
well said!

November 16, 2003, 03:15 PM
Grey 549

Well said. And I can't agree more. No more need be said.

Standing Wolf
November 16, 2003, 10:16 PM
I'll bet 50% of those muggers won't try that again.

November 16, 2003, 10:19 PM
Grey you hit the nail on the head with that.

I just spent the weekend in a suburb of Chicago and felt positivly naked :what: not being able to carry.

I didn't like it one bit.

November 17, 2003, 06:37 PM
I'll bet 50% of those muggers won't try that again. :D

November 17, 2003, 06:48 PM
This is why off-duty cops should not be allowed to carry. Some poor unfortunate person asks for a handout and the gunman takes the law into his own hands. Just think of the poor mothers of these victims - their sons who were just about to turn their lives around .... :(

The cop should have tried talking with them, instead of escalating the situation with a gun.

[ sarcasm alert for you humor impaired folks out there ]

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