Man shot dead by Chicago police
The Tribune not only creates an inflammatory headline but contributes to the ignorance of the average reader as to options available to policemen.
Two Deering District officers responded at about 4:45 p.m. to their home on the 4500 block of South Wood Street and saw the man holding a pipe and a cleaver, police said Deputy Chief Michael Shields. The officers told the man to drop his weapons, and when he didn't, they sprayed him with chemical spray, he said.
The man then lunged at the officers with the weapons, causing both to shoot him, Shields said.
and then the questioning of the officers judgement is called by the "offenders" girlfriend.
"They didn't have to shoot him as much as they did," she said. "They could have found some other way to disarm him."
and the split second required to find that "other way" is never brought up by the Tribune only the babbling of the dead mans girlfriend.