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Video shows Ill. officer fatally shoot man who pinned him against cruiser

Juan Flores, 19, backed an SUV into Officer Jesse Oeinck, who then opened fire and killed the suspect


By PoliceOne Staff

CHICAGO — Recently released dash cam footage shows an officer fatally shooting a suspect who pinned the officer against his police vehicle.

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Juan Flores, 19, backed an SUV into Officer Jesse Oeinck, who then opened fire and killed the suspect. On Sept. 10, police received a call from Flores that his girlfriend’s father took the keys to his SUV.

Upon arriving at the scene, officers were informed by the girlfriend’s father that Flores was drunk and shouldn’t drive. When Flores was searching a backyard for his keys, another person emerged with them and said they were inside his SUV the whole time. An emotional Flores got into the SUV and fled as the officer ordered him to stop.

Oeinck pursued Flores, who then backed his SUV  into the officer and pinned him against the hood of his cruiser. That’s when Oeinck fired five rounds at Flores, who died at the scene.

Oeinck sustained serious injuries and was taken to the hospital. A police lieutenant said the officer acted within department guidelines.

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