Off-Duty Chicago Cop Fatally Shoots Man In Maywood (Illinois)
A motorcycle accident involving a Chicago police officer ended with the off-duty cop shooting the father of the girl he had hit, when that man attacked him after the crash.
Authorities said Christopher Middleton, 26, brutally beat a 43-year-old off-duty Chicago cop, after the officer struck Middleton’s 4-year-old daughter with his motorcycle late Saturday night. [Up and out well past a proper bedtime, for a 4-year old. ]
Middleton was shot to death by an off-duty Chicago police officer, after the cop’s motorcycle hit Middleton’s 4-year-old daughter, who was crossing busy First Avenue.
Around 10:30 p.m., as the eight-year veteran officer was riding his motorcycle north on First Avenue, the girl was returning from a jerk chicken shop with her 18-year-old cousin when they were both struck by the officer’s motorcycle.
Police said the officer did all he could to avoid more serious injuries, but Middleton was furious that his daughter had been struck, and attacked the officer.
Middleton’s cousin, Cordell Haggard, said, “While he was on top of the guy, fighting him, the guy somehow managed to reach for his weapon, and he fired it, and shot him right in his groin.”
Middleton’s family insisted he never knew he was attacking an off-duty cop. [Because, if he were NOT a cop, then it would be perfectly fine to attack him. ]
“He never let anyone know that he was an officer until after he shot him,” Haggard said.
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