Quantcast
More

    James Martin’s This Morning segment descends into CHAOS

    'I got up at 5am to come here!' James Martin's fumes as his soup boils over, blender lid flies off and host Phillip Schofield...

    Now a mysterious Arthur C Clarke-style monolith appears in ROMANIA after another vanished from Utah

    Now a mysterious Arthur C Clarke-style monolith appears in ROMANIA after unexplained metal vanished from Utah – so who (or what) put it there? Mysterious...

    China attacks Australia with vile fake image of soldier and Afghan child

    China attacks Australia with vile fake image of soldier holding a knife to the throat of an Afghan child in shocking reference to 'war...

    Life Without Parole for Man Who Killed Chicago Police Commander

    A 47-year-old man was sentenced to life in prison without parole on Wednesday for fatally shooting a high-ranking Chicago police official in a midday confrontation in the city’s busy Loop district in 2018.

    The man, Shomari Legghette of Chicago, was ordered to serve a “natural life sentence” for the murder of Cmdr. Paul R. Bauer, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office announced.

    “Justice was served today,” Mayor Lori Lightfoot said in a statement. But she added that “it may be little comfort” to the wife and daughter Commander Bauer left behind. The mayor called him a “selfless hero who served our beloved city honorably and with humanity — and gave everything to it, including his final moments.”

    The final moments of Commander Bauer, 53, the highest-ranking officer in the city’s Near North police district, unfolded suddenly on the streets of downtown Chicago when he confronted Mr. Legghette on Feb. 13, 2018.

    Police officers on patrol that afternoon “observed an individual acting suspiciously” and approached to try to talk to him, the superintendent of police at the time, Eddie Johnson, said after the shooting. The man, later identified by law enforcement officials as Mr. Legghette, fled, and officers gave a description of him over the police radio.

    Commander Bauer was nearby when he heard the description and spotted Mr. Legghette, Superintendent Johnson said. “An armed physical confrontation ensued,” he said, and Commander Bauer was shot several times. Within minutes, the Loop became a chaotic landscape of police sirens, people yelling and police officers swarming the downtown streets.

    Credit…Charles Rex Arbogast/Associated Press

    Scott Kamin, Mr. Legghette’s defense lawyer, said Mr. Legghette had not known that the man who confronted him — Commander Bauer — was a police officer when he shot him, The Chicago Tribune reported. “He sees somebody in civilian clothes, somebody who’s chasing him, grabbing him,” Mr. Kamin said.

    In 2018, 52 police officers nationwide were fatally shot, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page. It was the leading cause of death last year among officers, claiming 48 lives, followed by cancer related to the Sept. 11 attacks, which killed 46, according to the site. So far this year, 39 officers have been fatally shot.

    In a victim impact statement before Judge Erica L. Reddick of Cook County Circuit Court sentenced Mr. Legghette, Commander Bauer’s daughter, Grace, who was born in 2004, said she sees the world differently since 2018.

    “I always had an optimistic approach on life,” she said. “And I read books where the good guys always won.” The deaths of her father and a grandmother, both in 2018, changed that, she said.

    “My life is isn’t optimistic anymore,” Ms. Bauer said. “The good guys didn’t win. I am not living in my perfect world anymore, and I cannot go back to it.”

    Mitch Smith contributed reporting.

    LEAVE A REPLY

    Please enter your comment!
    Please enter your name here

    Latest Posts

    Cold Chisel frontman Jimmy Barnes blames Australia for diplomatic and trade feud with China

    Jimmy Barnes claims diplomatic feud with China is AUSTRALIA'S fault because Scott Morrison's call for a Covid inquiry was 'culturally wrong' - hours after...

    Pip Edwards’ boyfriend Michael Clarke sports her brand P.E Nation head-to-toe

    Her biggest cheerleader! Pip Edwards' boyfriend Michael Clarke sports her brand P.E Nation head-to-toe as he helps to launch an asthma management device in...

    ‘Electric’ blood vessels to help treat heart disease

    'Electric' blood vessels to help treat heart disease: Man-made implant that replaces diseased arteries could transform treatment By Pat Hagan for the Daily Mail ...

    GUY ADAMS: Why our farmers will find it so hard to swallow green zealots’ chaotic new rules

    GUY ADAMS: Why our farmers will find it so hard to swallow green zealots' chaotic new rules By Guy Adams for the Daily Mail ...