Video shows off-duty female cop shooting robber dead
Leevon Smith was fatally shot by an off-duty Chicago police officer after he allegedly tried to grab the cop’s gun.
gun.Surveillance footage of the encounter released this month captured the off-duty female Chicago cop issuing a warning to Smith and saying that she would kill him moments before she shot thrice, fatally injuring him at the scene.
He died two days later in the hospital.Multiple outlets reported that the officer intercepted an apparent robbery in front of the building. During the altercation that soon followed, alleged suspect Leevon Smith was shot when he reached for the officer’s gun.
The video showed the Chicago Police officer initially interacting with a group of four, including Leevon Smith.
Three of the people soon left, and the officer was seen talking to Smith. At one point during the conversation, as the officer began to walk away, Smith attempted to grab her gun, leading to a struggle between the two, which culminated in the shooting.
The video of the struggle between the off-duty Chicago Police officer and Leevon Smith was released by the Civilian Office of Police Accountability (COPA), which mentioned that the audio was out of sync.
Footage captured the officer talking to four people before the three of them left her behind with Smith, who continued to interact with the cop before grabbing her gun.
As they both struggle, the cop can be heard saying, “I’ll kill you,” before multiple shots are fired at the scene. After the initial shots were fired, Smith immediately relents and says: