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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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    2Greazy

    almost 3 years ago

    170 Comments

    Also, gotta be embarrassing getting killed by a clown...just saying.

  • Hg_max50

    2Greazy

    almost 3 years ago

    170 Comments

    Guess the ODO got the last...laugh!

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    uncledennis1

    almost 3 years ago

    23118 Comments

    My trademark saying. The "Big Sleep". Speedy recovery officer.

  • Anonymous-killer-whale-232189_1__max50

    Whalewatcher

    almost 3 years ago

    10922 Comments

    Another failure of the victim selection process; POS goes to the morgue and the officer goes home.

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    rafaelmorales

    almost 3 years ago

    3000 Comments

    Great job!!!!!!!! muttt goes to the ice box. and our brother goes home!!!!!!!!!

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    paulsen729

    almost 3 years ago

    8 Comments

    Homie don't play that.

  • Marvin_max50

    lajustice

    almost 3 years ago

    1178 Comments

    prayers to the officer, great job. You went home the perp went to hell

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    oldtimer322

    almost 3 years ago

    360 Comments

    Pays to always be ready....

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    USLawman1983

    almost 3 years ago

    1572 Comments

    Nailed by Po-Po the clown!

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    DonnaLynn

    almost 3 years ago

    10486 Comments

    Speedy recovery to the officer. Bump all the clown comments... done in true PL fashion. :)

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    DDemlong

    almost 3 years ago

    2238 Comments

    Well, I dont think he made the teen laugh at all, +1 for clowns being scarry

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    phillyPD1986

    almost 3 years ago

    6 Comments

    great job officer, you aren't a Bozo after all, this guy found out too late

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    95Zcar

    almost 3 years ago

    3992 Comments

    Nice work on the Officer's part in preventing more serious injury to himself

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    bobska

    almost 3 years ago

    660 Comments

    Wow!! So glad the Officer is ok!! I say Justice Served!!

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    Redsky

    almost 3 years ago

    2918 Comments

    Glad the officer was not seriously hurt, one less bad guy for society to worry about.

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