Chicago - Chicago PD has released video of the Richard Grimes shooting from November.
Chicago Tribune reports that Chicago PD officers were initially called to the residence of Richard Grimes just before 11:30 PM for a domestic disturbance. Officers found Grimes's 24-year-old pregnant girlfriend with a gunshot wound to her abdomen.
After shooting his girlfriend, Richard Grimes had fled the area. After a search, Chicago PD officers finally spotted him by Madison Street and Kenton Avenue.
You can see a clip of the confrontation below:
Deputy Chief Al Nagode told reporters at the scene, "Unprovoked he raises his handgun and fires a shot at our officer." Thankfully, the officer was only grazed by the bullet.
Backup arrived and set up a perimeter in the area. Grimes was located again, and there was a deadly gun battle:
"In that area he again shoots at the officers," Nagode said. "The officers return fire, striking the individual."
Chicago PD officers provided first aid to Richard Grimes and he was transported to Chicago PD where he died of acute lead poisoning.
This just goes to show the types of dangers the heroes of Chicago PD face every day in the battle to keep their city safe.
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