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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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    darsavmo

    about 3 years ago

    11360 Comments

    Guess that clown was NOT clowning around...

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    CPD82

    about 3 years ago

    466 Comments

    damn that guy was a bloody mess after he was shot!!! One more for the good guys. Enjoy your dirt nap you sorry piece of trash! The cop should've blown up a balloon then tied it into the shape of handcuffs and put them on the guy. That would've been awesome!

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    Magee88

    about 3 years ago

    2688 Comments

    don't clown around with the police!

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    foxblood

    about 3 years ago

    396 Comments

    Killer clowns from LEO space

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    alexy

    about 3 years ago

    3970 Comments

    This guy doesen't clown around...NICE

    Homey the clown... move over here comes homicide the clown

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    brooklynsergeant

    about 3 years ago

    4392 Comments

    Always be on your game even when Clowning Around, a Tough Cop, in a Tough Town.

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    tjobrien

    about 3 years ago

    36 Comments

    @msjaylbee.... It's a coincidence you mention that story about fayetteville. I've lived in NC for a while now and have been applying everywhere in the state but Fayetteville is one place I haven't because of the stories I've heard. On the story, good job to the officer. Don't be fooled by the suit.

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    ksimp

    about 3 years ago

    28 Comments

    Bump @mitrocop.....I so wanted to say that first...lol....

    Nicely done officer, stay vigilant out there!

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    Bury

    about 3 years ago

    1342 Comments

    Did the kid think that a clowns wallet is like a clowns car, things just keep coming out? :D - Good for the officer.

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    mitrocop

    about 3 years ago

    402 Comments

    SO glad the officer is OK; best wishes for a speedy recovery with the minor injuries. And to the perp who picked the wrong clown to mess with, you should've known: "Homey don't PLAY that!"

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    Collegecop_WA

    about 3 years ago

    2380 Comments

    Bump USLawman - you have to be ready at any time because Mr. Murphy is a real S.O.B.

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

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    oldcountymounty

    about 3 years ago

    506 Comments

    Ronald McDonald finally kills turd burglar. Great headline.

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    Gombino

    about 3 years ago

    2658 Comments

    Stay alert. Stay ready. Good Job.

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    SpencerStangz

    about 3 years ago

    422 Comments

    he picked the wrong one eh?
    Glad the Officer survived. Stay in the fight. Never give up.

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    msjayelbee

    about 3 years ago

    612 Comments

    @USLawman1983--I am a civilian, but I can certainly see what you mean. I have lived in New York State for most of my life--NEVER had a problem--went to Fayetteville, NC on vacation and two thugs demanded my purse and the car keys--they got NEITHER. They pulled out a gun, when my sister told them that she also had a gun, they ran. It's comical now, but if their gun had been real and if my sister had really had a gun--the story would have been different. I'm glad the officer won that battle--I'm sorry that the crook decided to risk his life for a few dollars. God forgive me, but there's one less criminal on our streets.

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