Guy Announces He's Suing Cops, Gets Arrested

Chicago police say he killed a man less than 2 weeks ago
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2016 3:40 AM CDT
Guy Announces He's Suing Cops, Gets Arrested
Chicago police officers line up outside the District 1 central headquarters at 17th and State streets.   (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)

If Dominiq Greer didn't know there was a warrant out for his arrest at the start of a press conference on his lawsuit against the Chicago Police Department, he did at the end of it: The 25-year-old was arrested on a murder warrant as soon as he walked out of his attorney's offices on Wednesday, reports the Chicago Tribune. Greer, who's suing the department and two officers for $15 million over an incident in 2014 that led to him being shot seven times, is accused of shooting 22-year-old Kevin Larry dead less than two weeks ago in a dispute over a dice game, USA Today reports. Police say a bulletin warning that Greer was armed and dangerous was issued within hours of the May 27 shooting, and officers were sent to arrest him as soon as the department learned of the press conference he was holding.

At the press conference, Greer and his attorney released video of the July 4, 2014, incident showing him running away from two officers, the Tribune reports. Greer, who was accused of involvement in another murder days after the incident but wasn't charged, admits that he was carrying an illegal gun, which discharged as he threw it away during the chase. The lawsuit accuses the officers of using excessive force by shooting him so many times, including four times while he was on the ground. "I asked why is they shooting me this many times," Greer told reporters. "I thought I was fixin' to die." Greer, who says he has been unable to work since he was shot, is still awaiting trial for unlawful discharge of a weapon over the incident and also has a pending domestic battery charge. (Six people were killed and 64 were shot in Chicago over Memorial Day weekend.)

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