Teen fatally shot trying to rob off-duty cop

An off-duty Chicago police officer dressed up as a clown for a South Side fundraiser shot and killed a teen who held him at gunpoint tonight after the event, authorities said.

The officer, who is assigned to the Near North police district, was in his clown outfit for a fundraiser for a day-care business. The event, attended by a group of 50 children, was near West 87th Street and South Damen Avenue.

At 10:10 p.m. after the event ended, the officer went to his car and a teen approached him, asking him for money, authorities said. When the officer said he had no money, the teen pulled a gun on him, authorities said.

During a struggle with the teen, the officer grabbed hold of the gun, opened fire and killed him.

The officer sustained minor injuries, according to a release from police News Affairs.

A weapon was recovered from the scene.

One person was also taken into custody.

The Independent Police Review Authority is investigating.



When asked to comment the officer said


Motor Head

What happened to the clown shoes? - Larry King


His gun was cleverly disguised as a flower, and he offered the lad a whiff.


The Only Thing Bigger Than My Head
He should be thankful he didn't run into this clown.



I'm Biv Dick Black, the Over Poster.
Homey don't play that.