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Officer responding to gunfire fatally shoots security guard in Chicago

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A security guard at a Chicago bar was inadvertently shot by police, who were responding to a shooting at the establishment.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office reports that officers responded to calls of “shots fired” at Manny’s Blue Room in the Robbins area.

Prior to police arriving on the scene, four individuals had been wounded in the shooting, with one of the injured believed to be the actual shooter.

According to FOX 32, when Robbins and Midlothian-base officers arrived, they opened fire on 26-year-old Jemel Roberson, a security guard who was allegedly apprehending a suspect.

“The security guard that got killed, he caught somebody and had his knee on him the whole time,” said witness Adam Harris. “Just waiting on the police to get there. I guess when the police got there, they probably thought he was one of the bad guys, because he had his gun on the guy… and they shot him.”

Robbins police Chief Roy Wells claims the initial shooting stemmed from an argument, and the Cook County Sheriff’s Office confirmed the friendly-fire incident that took place, reporting that Roberson was a security guard.

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