Video shows off-duty Chicago cop in deadly shooting of assailant: ‘I told you I’d shoot you’. Leevon Smith died in a hospital two days after the shooting.
Chicago’s Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA) released multiple third-party videos Thursday of a fatal encounter between an off-duty city police officer and an unarmed alleged robber, along with audio recordings of 911 calls from the incident.
The incident took place Jan. 18 when a female police officer walked out of a building to break up what appeared to be an argument involving four people.
The fight between the four men took place in the 1300 block of West 90th Street.
The four individuals can be heard in the video arguing as they shouted over one another. The officer tried to intervene. At one point, the officer tries to tell them that it was “OK” and to “calm down.” Three of them walked away, but Leevon M. Smith, 39, stayed behind.
The two were speaking, and as the officer turned to walk away, Smith allegedly grabbed her from behind and grabbed her gun to try and disarm her.
“I’ll kill you, I’ll kill you,” the officer warned Smith. She was trying to wrestle herself free from Smith’s grip, and they both fell to the ground. As they struggled over the weapon, she fired her first shot at Smith.
Smith could be heard saying, “I’m sorry,” before she fired her second shot. “Oh, s—, you got me, you got me.”
The officer yelled, “I told your dumb— I’d kill you.”
Then she fired her third shot.
“Damn, baby, I’m sorry. OK, OK, OK!” Smith replied.
“Now your dumb— going to jail,” she told him.
“I don’t want to die, baby. Please.” he replied.
The officer shouted for someone to call for help. “Call the police, I just shot somebody!”
“You thought I was playing?” the officer shouted. “I told you I’d shoot you.”
“He tried to steal the gun from me. Call the police!” she shouted. Voices in one of the videos are heard speaking to the officer. She continues to tell them to call the police. A man is heard saying, “Call the police guys.”
“I don’t give a f— about him,” the officer said. “He just tried to rob me.”
COPA released a 911 call that was placed during the original argument between the four individuals, and a male’s voice can be heard saying, “Give me my bag, bro. These people took my bag and won’t give me my bag back.”
Other voices can be heard arguing with the male.
Witnesses called 911.
“There’s a lady outside with a gun, and she shot somebody, y’all,” one woman said.
The officer called 911 and told a dispatcher she had shot someone and was off duty.
“He tried to rob me,” she told the operator.