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Ill. Man Shot After Pointing Fake Gun at Police

January 26, 2004
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Ill. Man Shot After Pointing Fake Gun at Police

The Associated Press

PONTIAC, Ill.- A Livingston County man whose wife was shot and killed by police in 2002 was shot when he pointed a fake gun at an officer who found him hiding in a closet as police tried to serve an arrest warrant, authorities said.

Authorities would not comment on Kevin McCure's injuries and or identify the officer involved in the shooting. The 31-year-old Chatsworth man appeared in Livingston County Circuit Court in a wheelchair Monday with his right foot bandaged.

Livingston County State's Attorney Thomas Brown said the owner of the Chatsworth house where McCure was staying refused to let police in Saturday night when they tried to arrest McCure on warrants that included failure to appear in court on battery and domestic battery charges.

Police returned early Sunday with a search warrant, Brown said. McCure was shot when he pointed a fake handgun that looked like a 9mm semiautomatic pistol at an officer who found him hiding in a second-floor closet, Brown said.

State police are investigating the shooting.

McCure was charged with two misdemeanor charges of hiding from police and pointing a fake but realistic gun at police. He was in Livingston County Jail on $10,000 bond Tuesday on the warrant charges and the new charges.

McCure's wife, Cindy McCure, was shot and killed in June 2002 when she pointed a small-caliber handgun at a Livingston County sheriff's deputy who had gone to the couple's Chatsworth residence to answer a domestic disturbance call.

A special prosecutor ruled the shooting of the 40-year-old was justified.

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