You thought I was playing: Off-duty cop eliminates would-be mugger
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The NY Post reported:
The police officer issued the threat on Jan. 17 after the suspect appeared to grab her gun minutes after she broke up a fight among four people — including the alleged thief, officials said.
As the two wrestled and fell to the ground, the handgun went off and hit 39-year-old Leevon Smith, according to Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA).
“I’ll kill you,” she told Smith before the shots rang out.
After the first two shots go off, Smith says, “you got me, you got me,” according to audio and video of the incident released by the accountability office.
The off-duty officer then says, “I told your dumb— I’d kill you,” as she fires the third and final shot.
“Damn, baby, I’m sorry,” a wounded Smith replies, adding moments later. “I don’t want to die.”
Afterward, the officer yells out for someone to call the police as she continues to admonish Smith for attempting to take her gun, the footage showed.
“You thought I was playing, I told you I’d shoot you,” the officer says.