African American security guard Jemel Roberson has been killed by a police officer after stopping a drunk shooting suspect near Chicago, United States.
The incident happened early Sunday after a group of drunk men, who had been asked to leave a bar, returned and started shooting at the site. Roberson returned fire and apprehended one of the involved men, only to be shot dead afterwards by a responding police officer.
“Everybody was screaming out, ‘Security!’ He was a security guard,” said witness Adam Harri. “And they still did their job, and saw a black man with a gun, and basically killed him.”
The local police department, however, cautiously acknowledged the incident, describing the 26-year-old security guard as “a subject with a gun.”
“A Midlothian officer encountered a subject with a gun and was involved in an officer-involved shooting. The subject the officer shot was later pronounced deceased at an area hospital,” Midlothian…