A black guard in a bar in the suburbs of Chicago was killed by the police when he apparently tried to arrest a man he thought was involved in a shootout, the authorities said Monday.
Officers from various police departments had responded to reports of an early Sunday morning at Manny's Luxury Lounge in Robbins, Ill., Said Sophia Ansari, a spokeswoman for the Cook County Sheriff's office.
Witnesses told the police that a fight broke out and someone started shooting. After the authorities responded, a policeman shot and killed the guard, Jemel Roberson, 26, who had a gun, Ms. Ansari said. Mr. Roberson died in the hospital.
"Everyone is shouting," security! One witness, Adam Harris told WGN-TV. "He was a security guard and they still did their job and saw a black man with a gun and essentially killed him."
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Ms. Ansari said that five people were shot dead at the bar during the episode, the injuries suffered by four of these people including the man who had originally opened the fire were not life threatening.
An officer from the Midlothian Police Department shot Mr. Roberson, Ms. Ansari said. The Midlothian police chief, Dan Delaney, confirmed in a statement that one of his officers had shot a "motive with a gun". He did not call the officer. [Monday] Mr. Roberson's mother, Beatrice Roberson, filed a federal lawsuit against the nameless police officer and the village of Midlothian on Monday. She claims that the shootings are not provisional, unjustified, exaggerated and unreasonable.
Ansari said the man who opened the fire at the bar has not yet been charged. She said he was still in a hospital.
The shooting of Mr. Roberson is investigated by the Illinois State Police, which did not request comment.
Mr. Roberson's family friends said he had been working An organist in several local churches who had once dreamed of becoming a police officer himself . Mr. Roberson had a state weapon holder's ID card, said Ms. Ansari, who allowed his possession of firearms.
Mr. Roberson had planned to play later at New Spiritual Light Baptist Church, Pastor Walter Turner told the local ABC daughter.
"How on earth is the guard shot dead by the police?" Pastor Turner said. "A young man who has literally done his job and is now gone."