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Chicago Cop Accidentally Shoots Himself In Leg During Chase (VIDEO)
Cop Shot by Discharging Gun During Chase near Rainbow Beach: MyFoxCHICAGO.com
A Chicago police officer was injured early Monday when his own gun accidentally discharged, shooting him in the leg, while he was chasing an allegedly armed suspect.
The incident reportedly followed a car chase that began around 1:56 a.m. when a man jumped out of his vehicle and fled during a traffic stop, the Fox Chicago reports. Officers followed the suspect on foot and recovered the weapon, but someone also drove off in the vehicle, prompting a car chase.
During the nearly six-mile chase that began in Englewood, the suspect's vehicle reportedly crashed into a fence and "slingshot" back at the pursuing officers, causing them to jump out of the way, the Chicago Tribune reports. While dodging the car, one officer's weapon accidentally discharged, firing a shot into his leg.
The officer is in good condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, officials told the Chicago Sun-Times. Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden told the newspaper that the bullet went through the officer's calf, breaking a bone.
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lots of limping people in Chicago
Well, you know those Glock Automatics... They're all black and evil. It was only a matter of time before it shot someone. Kind of like a Pit-Bull- they'll turn on you for no reason.
I'm sorry that the man got shot, but, if you can't keep your finger off the trigger when you're not on target, you almost deserve the repercussions. That is one of the most important gun rules, and it seems that he broke it. Harsh, I know, but... I bet he learned some trigger safety immediately after that.
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Sounds to as if this cop had an adrenaline rush and was getting out of the way when the car came back at them! had weapon drawn and sh** happened.
My sympathies here are with the cop. Bad situation to be in and stuff happens in the heat of the moment-- and often
it isn't good stuff. I'm sure from the scenario that the officer had darn good reason to have had his gun in his hand,
and given the bedlam going on, I'm not going to second guess or criticize what was an error, but quite an understandable error
for the circumstance. We'd maybe all be singing a different story if the back stop was the BG instead of the cop's leg.
IMO cop get the benefit of the doubt here, maybe even a pat on the back.
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His mission in life is to serve as a warning to others. The officer negligently discharged his weapon. Do you think I would be given the benefit of the doubt in a similar situation? We are all personally responsible and accountable for our actions. Just because someone is part of the police state, he shouldn't get a free pass. When enough voters allow the "only ones" to get away with "the gun accidentally discharged," we are well on the road to serfdom.
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Since nobody should have a gun in the state of IL. Everyone should be safe. No need for the cops to have any type of firearm.
Should of had it pointed at the car IMHO
Hope he recovers soon
If that were the case, I think you'd see even CPD say "It's not so bad that average Joe/law abiding citizen can be armed... now, give us our guns back!"
It could be worse!
Better himself than someone else. Hope he gets better quickly.
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I lump Chicago PD in with NYCPD, DCPD, and LAPD.... until you take a stand and stop enforcing these ridiculous gun laws that blatantly violate your free citizens 2d amendment rights.... i have no sympathy for your plights.
Maybe the Cop shot himself so he could take early retirement and get a pension...It is Chicago
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Buddy of mine was a police officer in Warren Mi.
Back in the early '90's he was only on the force for a year or two, and he was chasing a punk down an alley near Dequindre and Eight mile, and he rounds the corner of a bldg. and the thug is pointing a pistol at him, he (my buddy)blasts one off into the ground as he was more or less pointing it there as he was running and did an about face and beat it back around the bldg.. Back up arrived and the punk gave up.
He was scared poopless
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