10/29/2011

Gunman opens fire in Chicago bar, killed by off-duty cop

The suspect opened fire and wounded one before shooting at the officer

By Rosemary Sobol
Chicago Sun-Times

CHICAGO — An off-duty Harvey police officer fatally shot a man who allegedly opened fire early Thursday inside a crowded south suburban bar, fled and then fired more shots through the tavern's front window.

"The officer performed commendably," Burnham Police Chief Peter Belos said. "The suspect had no regard for anyone's life, and the officer prevented further death and injuries."

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