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Police Fatally Shoot Black security guard who detained a suspected shooter: NPR


Jemel Roberson and his nine month old son.


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Jemel Roberson and his nine month old son.


When police arrived at a shooting spot on a weekend in a bar outside Chicago, witnesses say a 26-year-old security officer, Jemel Roberson, had already conquered the killer and laid him down on the ground.

At the time of the incident, Adam Harris at Robbins' Manny's Blue Bar told WGN-TV that Roberson "kneeled, kneeling and holding the gun" and the neighbor Midlothian arrived there early on Sunday.

Then Midlothian police chief Daniel Delaney said one of his officers "met the subject with a gun" and shot him according to a bill given to the media.

But the "subject" was Robertson, not the suspect of bubbling.

Witnesses say Robertson is wearing his uniform, including a hat decorated with the word "security," and holding a licensed weapon that he can carry.

The Midlothian police confirmed that two officers responded to the scene on a stick on Sunday and one of them opened the fire.

"Everyone was screaming & # 39; security! & # 39;" Harris told the WGN. "They still work and see a black man with a gun and basically killed him."

Roberson declared that he died shortly after he arrived at the hospital. Police said four people, including the suspected criminal, were not injured in life-threatening situations.

Delaney said the Cook County Sheriff's Office and Robbins Police Department are investigating the gun incident.

Roberson was the father of a nine-month-old son. "This was going to be the baby's first Christmas with Dad, and I will miss everything now," said his mother, Avontea Boose, to the Associated Press.

Roberson is also a local church musician. Pastor Patricia Hill said in an interview with the WGN: "All the artists he played, all the musicians he's been sitting on, we've all broken down because there's no answer.

She added that Roberson had a dream of becoming a police officer. "Hill is ready to train and do everything," Hill said.

Roberson's family sued on Monday, demanding $ 1 million in damages against the Midlothian police department and the officer who shot him.

A GoFundMe page has also been opened for funeral expenses. Family and friends opened the day they were killed at a nightclub on Monday night.

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