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On Sunday morning a black security guard stepped in to help save lives, only to be shot and killed by police who thoughts he was the shooter. According to a local station WGN, Jemel Roberson asked several drunk patrons to leave Manny’s Blue Room Bar on Sunday around 4 a.m. Just shortly after leaving, the group returned and someone opened fire in the bar. The 26-year-old guard returned fire and got hold of one of the men in the group before local police arrived on to the scene.
via Complex, “Witnesses say, Roberson, who is black, was holding down the suspect when a responding officer shot and killed him. The cop says, “He had somebody on the ground with his knee in the back, with his gun in the back like don’t move!” The witnesses around the scene were screaming out ‘Security!’ “He’s Security.”
However, the cops did not listen, they saw a black man with a gun and assumed he was the gunman. The Midlothian Police Department hasn’t released the name of the officer but confirmed the shooting.
Jemel’s mother, Beatrice Roberson, filed a lawsuit Monday morning against the police officer who killed her son. Along with suing the officer, she is also suing the Village of Midlothian and she’s demanding damages in excess of $1 million.
Written By: Fantasia Harvey