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Off-Duty Cop Dressed As Clown Kills Teen Robber

Chicago Sun-Times via YellowBrix

June 20, 2011

CHICAGO – An off-duty Chicago police officer dressed up as a clown for a South Side fundraiser shot and killed a teen who held him at gunpoint tonight after the event, authorities said.

The officer, who is assigned to the Near North police district, was in his clown outfit for a fundraiser for a day-care business. The event, attended by a group of 50 children, was near West 87th Street and South Damen Avenue.

At 10:10 p.m. after the event ended, the officer went to his car and a teen approached him, asking him for money, authorities said. When the officer said he had no money, the teen pulled a gun on him, authorities said.

During a struggle with the teen, the officer grabbed hold of the gun, opened fire and killed him.

The officer sustained minor injuries, according to a release from police News Affairs.

A weapon was recovered from the scene.

One person was also taken into custody.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating.


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  • Larry_apache_dist_13_max50

    AHP3611

    almost 3 years ago

    316 Comments

    Even Clowns are not safe in Chicago, fortunately the Officer he was able to grab the suspects gun !!!!!!!!!! I wonder if the Officer was also carrying his duty weapon ? If not start carrying it !!!!!!!!.

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    djs2v

    almost 3 years ago

    5628 Comments

    Glad to hear the officer is okay. Good job!

  • N8602348_4134_max50

    Slappy23

    almost 3 years ago

    158 Comments

    Clowns already terrifying, guns already dangerous, combined = a dangerous and terrifying punk busting machine!

    Every force should have at least one "Clown Cop" on staff at all times.

    In all seriousness though, so happy the officer is ok. I cant believe a teen would try and rob a charity... so sad

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    Bnshape

    almost 3 years ago

    662 Comments

    This teen got his "Christopher Columbus" moment
    and "discovered" America.
    Act like a armed criminal and you'll
    get shot like a armed criminal.
    GODSPEED to he officer.

  • Newpatch_sq90_max50

    JIMROC

    almost 3 years ago

    8500 Comments

    Never mess with a clown. They are evil.

  • Pa260108_max50

    crittergitter

    almost 3 years ago

    10 Comments

    LMAO! Nice job Officer!! Now quit clowning around and get back to work.

  • K9-wallpaper_max50

    K9_91

    almost 3 years ago

    19902 Comments

    Glad the officer is okay.

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    Boarhogone

    almost 3 years ago

    14 Comments

    LMAO That was funny Killed by a Clown lol lol lol

  • Photo_user_blank_big

    OlympicJoy

    almost 3 years ago

    374 Comments

    Glad the officer and children are safe! Good job.

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    crowfeeder

    almost 3 years ago

    928 Comments

    A good reminder as to why law enforcment should carry off duty and be ever vigilant.

  • Aaron3_max50

    APS603

    almost 3 years ago

    8 Comments

    Killed by a clown, some peoples worst nightmare! Glad the officer is ok and great work ever vigilant even off duty!

  • Herosonpatrol_max50

    BeachAngel

    almost 3 years ago

    5656 Comments

    Glad the police officer was not hurt; good job & stay safe always.

  • Jeso_max50

    naomi08

    almost 3 years ago

    122 Comments

    He sure picked the wrong guy to try and rob. Bump.

  • Jack-sparrow-pirates-of-the-caribbean_max50

    Tetra021

    almost 3 years ago

    492 Comments

    I love it when good guys win.

  • Muscle_on_muscle_max50

    Parademon1

    almost 3 years ago

    10 Comments

    Oorah! One less maggot breathing our oxygen!

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