A University of Chicago police officer shot and seriously wounded a 21-year-old student who was wielding a metal pipe, according to media reports.
It was believed to be the first police shooting in the school’s history, Fox 32 Chicago reported.
“Sir, I’m going to need you to drop that weapon. Drop that weapon,” the officer is heard saying on a police video. “Don’t come at me! Don’t come at me!”
The individual ignored the officers’ repeated requests to drop the pipe, and at one point charged an officer with the weapon. At that time, the officer discharged his weapon, striking the individual in the shoulder. After the incident the UCPD learned that the individual is a student at the University of Chicago. The student’s parents have been contacted.
University officials said in an email to the Chicago Tribune that three university officers had responded to a report of a burglary just before 10:15 p.m. in the city’s Hyde Park neighborhood.
The officers reportedly saw the male student breaking car and apartment windows with the pipe. The student charged at police when they ordered him to drop the pipe, the email said.
One of the officers fired, hitting the student in a shoulder. The student was taken to a hospital in serious condition, Fox News reports.
Check out the video but let me warn you it’s graphic.
The student screams, then shouts “I’ll see you in hell, I’ll see you in heaven.”
The Chicago Police Department will be investigating the incident. In addition, the University Department of Safety and Security will conduct an administrative investigation. Under police department protocol, the officer has been placed on mandatory administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.
Useless thug. Roaming the streets with a pipe and vandalizing cars and buildings.
Your parent should be proud.