Illinois officer responds to gunfire, fatally shoots guard

ROBBINS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer who was responding to a shooting at a suburban Chicago bar fatally shot an armed security guard who was working there.

The Cook County sheriff’s office says officers responded shortly after 4 a.m. Sunday to a call of shots fired at Manny’s Blue Room in Robbins. Sheriff’s spokeswoman Sophia Ansari says an officer from nearby Midlothian shot a man later identified as 26-year-old Jemel Roberson.

Ansari says four other people had gunshot wounds, but their injuries weren’t considered life-threatening. She says at least one of them was believed to have fired shots during the shooting before police arrived.

Officers from Robbins and Midlothian were the first on the scene. Robbins police Chief Roy Wells told reporters Sunday the initial shooting stemmed from an argument.

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