26-year old Jemel Roberson was shot and killed while he was doing his job.
Midlothian police got a call about a fight & shooting at a bar outside of Chicago at 4 a.m. Sunday and when they arrived, officers “encountered a subject with a gun” and shot Roberson. The suspect was actually detained by Roberson who had his knee and gun to his back on the ground.
Why did the police automatically fire without knowing the entire situation?
Of course you may say they were told there was a shooting and when they walk in, they see a guy with a gun. How many times have we seen suspects with guns asked to drop the weapon and put their hands up? Why wasn’t that done?
Roberson was in fact wearing his uniform that said security. Some of the officers knew him yelling “he’s one of us” after the shot.
Witness Adam Harris said they were screaming “he’s a security guard” when police arrived. “They still did theri job, and saw a black man with a gun, and basically killed him.”
Roberson is survived by his 9-month old son.