Police Kill Innocent Security Guard Who Tried Stop Bar Shooting
26-year-old armed security guard Jemel Roberson attempted to prevent shooting
Police in the Chicago suburb of Midlothian purportedly shot and killed an innocent security guard who was attempting to stop a bar shooting and was holding a suspect at gunpoint.
A group of men was asked to leave Manny’s Blue Room Bar in Robbins, IL, on Sunday morning when one of the men re-entered the var and the opened fire, according to WGN.
26-year-old armed security guard Jemel Roberson returned fire before going outside to hold the suspect for authorities.
According to witnesses, when police arrived they found Roberson “had somebody on the ground with his knee in his back, with his gun on him like, ‘Don’t move.'”
One of the officers allegedly opened fire and killed Roberson.
According to CBS Chicago, “Midlothian police and Cook County Sheriff’s officials confirmed officers from several agencies responded to the shooting, and a Midlothian police officer shot an armed person at the scene, who turned out to be a security guard.”
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office said the security guard had a Firearm Owners Identification card, which allowed him to own a gun, but he allegedly did not have a concealed carry license.
According to the Associated Press, Roberson’s mother has filed a lawsuit seeking “$1 million from the community and the officer, whose name has yet to be released.”