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11-24-06, 09:38 PM #1
Police Standoff Ends.
Police: Gunman, hostage killed in standoff
November 24, 2006 - A gunman who took his neighbor hostage for 23hours over Thanksgiving ended the standoff by killing the woman and himself early Friday, police said.
The 22-year-old victim and 21-year-old Lance Johnson were the only people found in the apartment on the city's South Side, despite reports from Johnson and the victim that a second hostage was inside, 1st Deputy Superintendent Dana Starks said.
"At no time did the Chicago Police Department fire a weapon," Starks said.
Johnson's sister pleaded with him to cooperate with authorities Thursday afternoon. Later, frustrated relatives and neighbors began shouting at police to do more to end the standoff.
Police SWAT team members entered the apartment just after 1 a.m. Friday after officers heard a shot fired, Starks said.
Johnson and the hostage were pronounced dead at a hospital. Police have not released the victim's identity.
Relatives identified her as Tasha Cooks, 22, a nursing home worker.
"We've just been crying all day," Donzell McKinzie, Cooks' 23-year-old brother, said after the shooting.
Cooks used the apartment's phone to call her great-grandmother earlier in the day, family members said. Around 8 p.m., she told them she was inside and beating beaten.
"That was the last time I heard ... her and she said she didn't want to talk anymore," McKinzie said.
(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
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11-25-06, 10:12 AM #2Rookie
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The family is blaming the police department for not acting fast enough. Never fails, blame the police and not the fuck with the gun. If the SWAT team had charged the apartment and he still killed her, it would be their fault because they acted too quickly.
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11-25-06, 10:52 AM #4Calm Like A Bomb...
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11-25-06, 11:37 AM #5
Hell I knew they would say some shit like that. Doesnt matter how it ended the Police would be blamed some how. Dont go to the fuck that actually took her hostage and actually shot her, no its the police's fault because they have money we can get!!!!"An Unarmed man can only flee from evil, and evil is not overcome by fleeing from it." Jeff Cooper
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