The Latest: Mother of security guard killed by police sues

November 12, 2018 GMT

ROBBINS, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a bar security guard by police officer (all times local):

3:15 p.m.

A lawsuit has been filed by the mother of a security guard who was fatally shot by a police officer at a suburban Chicago bar.

An attorney for Beatrice Roberson says the federal lawsuit was filed Monday, a day after 26-year-old Jemel Roberson was fatally shot while working at Manny’s Blue Room in Robbins. Witnesses say Roberson was trying to detain a man when he was shot.

Roberson was killed by an officer from nearby Midlothian who had responded to a reported shooting at the bar. The lawsuit alleges the officer shot Roberson without provocation.

The lawsuit seeks $1 million from the community and the officer, whose name has yet to be released.

Cook County sheriff’s officials say charges are pending against a man who was shot and wounded during the incident. Three others were also shot and wounded, though none suffered life-threatening injuries.



12:50 p.m.

Authorities say charges are pending against a man involved in a shootout at a suburban Chicago bar that ended with a police officer fatally shooting an armed security guard.

Cook County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Sophia Ansari said Monday that the man was among four people wounded in the early Sunday shooting at Manny’s Blue Room in Robbins, just south of Chicago.

Investigators say the security guard, 26-year-old Jemel Roberson, was fatally shot by an officer from nearby Midlothian who responded to the shooting.

Adam Harris says he witnessed the shooting. He tells WGN-TV that the officer shot Roberson despite people “screaming” that he was a security guard.

Rev. Marvin Hunter says Roberson played the organ at his and other area churches. Hunter says Roberson was an “upstanding” man in the process of regaining custody of his son and earning enough money for a deposit on a new apartment.

Illinois State Police are investigating.


5:50 a.m.

Authorities say a police officer who was responding to a shooting at a suburban Chicago bar fatally shot an armed security guard who was working there.

The Cook County sheriff’s office says officers responded shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday to a call of shots fired at Manny’s Blue Room in Robbins. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says an officer from nearby Midlothian shot a man later identified as 26-year-old Jemel Roberson.

Ansari says four other people had gunshot wounds, but their injuries weren’t considered life-threatening. She says at least one of them was believed to have fired shots during the shooting before police arrived.

Officers from Robbins and Midlothian were the first on the scene. Robbins police Chief Roy Wells told reporters Sunday the initial shooting stemmed from an argument.