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ILL:Cabrini Green/ Boy Critically Wounded In Police Shooting

Unread postby Christina Marie » August 7th, 2006, 11:37 pm

Boy Critically Wounded In Police Shooting

POSTED: 9:35 pm CDT August 7, 2006
UPDATED: 11:49 pm CDT August 7, 2006


CHICAGO -- Chicago police officers shot and critically wounded a teenage boy who pointed a gun at them near the Cabrini-Green housing complex on the Near North Side Monday night, a police spokesman said.

Near North District officers shot the teen, identified as 13-year-old Ellis Woodland, multiple times after he pulled a chrome gun from his pocket and began raising it at the officers at the Cabrini Green housing projects, police News Affairs Deputy Director Pat Camden said. The boy and another teen, currently in custody, were suspected in an armed robbery.

“Armed robbery is somebody putting a gun in your face saying, ‘Give me your money,’” said police spokesman Pat Camden. “A police officer defending himself when he tells you to put (your) hands up and you come out with a gun, it is what it is.”


NBC5’s Amy Jacobson reported that extra police were called to Children’s Memorial Hospital for security purposes. Dozens of the boy’s family members and friends tried to get into the hospital, and police said the boy’s father is a high-ranking gang member and they did not want anyone to retaliate.

Community activists expressed outrage at the shooting, marching from Children’s Memorial Hospital to the 18th District.

“Another black man has been shot down by the police,” said Fred Hampton Jr. “Excessive force is putting it mildly. Our babies aren’t even immune to this.”

A Near North District sergeant was flagged down around 330 W. Division St. about 5:10 p.m. by a victim who pointed out the offenders, saying they tried to rob the victim at gunpoint, Camden said. The offenders saw the victim talking to the sergeant and they bolted. The sergeant provided a description of the suspects over police radio.

A squad car containing uniformed officers spotted a boy matching the description of a suspect at Clybourn and Division. The boy had his hands in his pockets when the officers got out of their vehicle, Camden said. They announced they were police officers and ordered the boy to put his hands up, Camden added.

The boy, about 13 to 14 years old, pulled his hands out of his pocket and in one hand had a chrome handgun that he raised towards the officers, Camden said. The officers fired several times at the boy, hitting him.

Camden said the boy was hit multiple times, and Fire Media Director Larry Langford said the boy was shot at least twice. The teen was taken to Children's Memorial Hospital in critical condition, according to Langford and Camden.

Camden said the second suspect, also about 13 to 14 years old, was arrested in the area and another weapon was recovered. No charges had been filed as of about 8 p.m., he added.

The officer who fired the shots was being interviewed Monday night. A roundtable discussion into the police shooting will take place Monday night, and the results will be available some time Tuesday, Camden said.

http://www.nbc5.com/news/9644162/detail.html

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Unread postby A Ghost » August 8th, 2006, 11:16 am

I thought they tore Cabrini Green down?

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Unread postby Christina Marie » August 8th, 2006, 6:04 pm

A Ghost wrote:I thought they tore Cabrini Green down?


I tripped on that too. I even dble checked the date of this article.

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Unread postby A Ghost » August 8th, 2006, 10:22 pm

Maybe they left a few buildings up?

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Unread postby dopekid127 » August 9th, 2006, 9:00 am

they tore down a lotta of cabrini buildings..but there still some buildings left standing...one side is the new condo buildings, the other side cabrini green buildings..or some of it

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Unread postby Christina Marie » August 9th, 2006, 2:56 pm

dopekid127 wrote:they tore down a lotta of cabrini buildings..but there still some buildings left standing...one side is the new condo buildings, the other side cabrini green buildings..or some of it


Thanks for the info! :)


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