On the Clock3/20/2013
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SHOT IN THE CHEST
Police were dispatched to the 3400 block of Southwest 42nd Street just after 5 p.m. Upon arrival police saw the victim lying on his porch holding his chest. He was conscious and breathing, but he had been shot in the chest. After sending the victim with medics, officers went inside to find a bullet in the entryway of the home, and the victim’s son and his son’s girlfriend inside. The victim’s girlfriend, who was also the one who had called police, explained that her boyfriend went to answer the door, and that’s when she heard a gunshot. Then three men entered the home and proceeded to search the apartment looking for something. After they couldn’t find what they were looking for, one ran out the back door and the other two exited through the front door. Police brought in the K-9 unit, which discovered footprints outside as well as $176 in cash scattered in the snow.
While patrolling on 19th Street and Forest Avenue around 6 p.m., police identified a car fitting the description of one that had been reported missing earlier in the day. When police attempted to pull the car over, the car accelerated to around 55 mph, lost control, hit a parked car, lurched over into oncoming traffic and finally came to a stop in a person’s yard. The suspect jumped out of the car and was arrested without incident. He said he ran because he was scared. He said he didn’t steal the car but was aware it was stolen. CV