Posted on October 26, 2017
Hmm, the police are saying robbery (and we’re implying self defense)…
“An attempted robbery Tuesday night in the South Side Englewood neighborhood led to an exchange of gunfire that left one man dead and another wounded.
About 8 p.m., a 22-year-old man and two other people were in the rear of a building in the 1500 block of West 71st Street when they were approached by a 23-year-old man and another person, according to Chicago Police. The older man and his accomplice tried to rob the group, and shots were fired.
The 23-year-old alleged suspect, identified as Robert Ward, was shot on the left side of his body, according to police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office.
“Chicago Police say it all started when Ward and another man tried to rob two men. But family members say that is not true, and the 23-year-old was shot in his aunt’s back yard.
[…] family members say Ward was in the backyard of his aunt when someone ran up to him with a gun and shots were fired. They say Ward knew the other people in the incident and there was no robbery.
A 22-year-old man, who police called a robbery victim, was shot in the leg, and his condition was stabilized at Christ, police said.”
Usually the police win this blame game. If that’s the case, then we may see the citizenry take the lead in the justifiable homicide count.