John Harris Killed by Chicago Police Responding to Domestic Disturbance Call

John Harris killed by Chicago police Thursday morning after they were called to his Garfield Park apartment over a domestic disturbance. He was killed when he pointed an automatic assault weapon at the officers, the Sun Times reports.

Officers were called to the apartment in the 200 block of North Homan Avenue after receiving a report of a domestic disturbance involving a “man with a gun,” according to a statement from Chicago Police.

Police say Harris’ girlfriend, who lives at the apartment, met officers on the street and waved them off. But before they left, a woman believed to be the girlfriend’s daughter, told police that Harris was in the apartment with a gun, Fraternal Order of Police spokesman Pat Camden said at the scene.

When officers entered the apartment, Harris allegedly exited the bathroom and aimed the gun at them, Camden said. Source

The officers shot him after he failed to comply with their orders to drop his assault weapon, described by authorities as being similar to TEC 9 or MAC 11 pistols. Two weapons were reportedly recovered from the apartment.

 

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 John Harris Killed by Chicago Police Responding to Domestic Disturbance Call
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