Family of man shot by police seeking answers

Family members of a man shot to death by a Chicago police detective in East Hazel Crest are asking many questions surrounding his death.

Last night, Chicago police detectives were doing surveillance work on the 1900 block of West 171st St in the south suburb.  According to a statement from Chicago Police News Affairs, the officers approached a man and a woman who had just gotten into their vehicle.  Police say that vehicle then sped towards the police. One of the officers opened fire, hitting 27-year-old Ryan Rogers.  Police say he tried to drive away after he was hit, but police stopped the vehicle down the road.

Rogers was taken to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The statement from Police News Affiars reads in part,  “The male offender accelerated the vehicle at a high rate of speed towards an officer, striking the officer’s vehicle.  As a result of this action and in fear of his life, the officer discharged his weapon, striking the male offender.”

Rogers’ family members provided WGN News with photos of the vehicle they say belonged to rogers.  There are no dents or scratches.  The family also wants to know why there are no bullet holes in the front windshield.  The photos show the left side window shot out.

Nicole Nicholson, a relative, said “I want the police to do the right thing too. I want justice for Ryan Rogers’s murder, cause it was a murder”

Rogers had two children, a four year old boy and 1 year old girl.

78 comments

  • Enrique

    “I want the police to do the right thing”

    The police have done the right thing by removing another gang-banger off the streets. The parents of these urban yoot are aways in denial.

  • Jonathan

    The Chicago police are now hunting young blacks in the South Suburbs thinking they can get away with it!! Enrique, get your head out of your ASS! You might be next on the list!

    • jeff

      well ties to a gang, nasty attitude , not listening to police….. time to extract the animals from society ..sorry change your savage ways…… respect and care is all that is ask for . don't……. well see you here front page tomorrow

    • Baldy

      you must be a black man yourself. they looking for criminals and unfortunately the stupid ass niggers are the ones causing hell all over. And they doing it by choice. The cops are doing what they suppose to tracking down the criminals. If the criminals pose a life threat. Hell yeah take the stupid ass fools out. Parents don't care until the kid is smoked. Cops want to go home after the shift so keep cleaning and protecting cpd.

      • cuddi

        YES AND SICK WHITE FOLKS SEXING KIDS, N KILLING KIDS IN SCHOOL, KILLING THEY WIVES TO SEX A YOUNGER SLUT, STEALING MONEY FROM THIER JOBS, AND DOING ALL TYPE OF FREAKY WIERD SHIT! KIDS STRAY AWAY AND UNFORTUNATELY THIERS NO REAL LEADERS INCLUDING YOURSELF FUCKING MISFIT YOU SHOULD OF BEEN A ABORTION THE COPS IS RAISING HOODLUMS BECAUSE, THEY ARE THE REAL HOODLUMS.

  • Angelica D.

    My daughter was Ryans girlfriend &in the car with him, she could have died as well! Someone needs to be held accountable for this!!!!

      • Angelica D.

        I have done my best with her but when they become adults its hard to pck their friend anymore. i wish i could……

      • Angelica D.

        You too do not know Ryan & wether or not he is a Thug! Remember that for every finger you point ….ther are 3 pointing right back at you! just say'n

      • jeff

        point baby….. i keep mine at home……… attitude is left at the door step when i leave my home …until i get back there… i care less about ego…. that's their problem not mine .

    • Baldy

      oh please. if this is the company your daughter keep…and you keep. then oh well. she should have died to with the other since he was using the car as a weapon. so count your blessing and shut it up.

      • cuddi

        Thats fucking ignorant this ain’t about that damn girl and Ryan was a business man dumbies. The police killed him not the streets. That boy gave to his community clothes, food etc. We talking about fucking justice.

    • Baldy

      accountable….look it up in the dictionary.

      you can be accountable as you took part . Ryan was the fault now he is accountably DEAD

    • Ron Jr

      Yeah Ryans. His decision gave him his outcome, just like your daughters decision in boys almost cost her her life, just like your decision to defend wrong doing is why you almost lost your daughter. Would it make difference if he ran the officer over a crashed trying to get away killing your daughter to? learn from the stupidity and don"t defend it to break the cycle.

  • Keith

    How about holding Ryan accountable for Ryan's actions for trying to hit and run down the officer. And how about you holding your daughter accountable for being in that situation. Hmmm thats too much to ask huh.blame the police blame some one but not the person or persons that committed the offense.but of course you won't you will say he was a choir boy just leaving church and my daughter was on the usher board. You won't state the truth that Ryan and your daughter made a terrible decision that cost him his life. What would you be saying if Ryan had killed that officer while tryin to keep our communities safe from murderous and drug dealers.

    • Angelica D.

      You dont know Ryan or my daughter! Noone said anything about being a usher or choir boy either. Im not saying that the Police are neglagent, nor am I saying that Ryan di what has been alleged of doing! All I am sayig is Someone needs to get to the bottom of this story because there are to many conflicting storys. I think you should do some homework sweetie before you start pointing fingers! There COULD be neglegence on the polices part too! We dont know! So take a chill pill! There is no need to attac anyone! Thanks for listening……

      • Keith

        And you don't know that officer.you act like the officer wanted to kill Ryan or your daughter.what you do faced with the same situation. You are a police officer and doing your job then you approach a car and the car tries to hit you and run you over.wouldnt you defend yourself.and as for conflicting stories chech your daughter when she gave her news interview she in front of the camera gave two different stories that fast. Ash her to tell you the truth and stop pointing the finger at the police when Ryan and your daughter did wrong.

      • Jaz

        Stop writing comments you are really being ignorant and rude her daughter will be scared for life Ryan died in her arms

      • Angelica D.

        Thank you. There last words together are printed in an artical of a newspaper. This is a tragety that shood have never happened & I believe could have been avoided!

      • Angelica D.

        I live in WI so I have not seen that interview, do you have the link to it? I cant seem to find it. Im not saying that my child does no wrong, & she does have a history of lieing. Once again i am NOT pretending that I know what happened. But if anyone can send that link I would appriciate it. Thank you

    • bigbodigga

      Don't be so quick to excuse murder. are you telling me that the only reaction to anything don't by citizens is punishable by death?

      • Baldy

        you should be punishable by death big bodigga nigga. May this weekend someone can get rid of you to. Probably be a black brutha.

    • Angelica D.

      You do NOT know that for a fact! Noone does! There are conflicting storys on this point. Just because an officer says something, does not make it fact! let the athurities do there job! They are the ones that are trained in this field of investagation.

      • Keith

        And your daughter is telling the truth! Yeah right and I got some land to sell you in the middle of the Bermuda triangle.once again a case of young women making bad choices of being with unsavory men. Example the young mother who 6 month old daughter was shot and killed because of her loser gang banging drug dealing father who is curently not helping the police to try and find his child's killer. Always sticking up for your kids when they do wrong or make bad choices.instead of telling your daughter to stay away from people that live that lifestyle parents like you defend their stupidly and blame the big bad police for a coverup.sad sad sad no one wants to own up to what they do but they want to live the gangsta lifestyle but can handle the shit that comes with it.

      • Jaz

        Your making the baby out of an example the CHICAGO POLICE haven't solved her murder but yet they could come to Hazel Crest to kill Ryan come on now they know they were wrong and they will not get away with killing him justice will definitely be served

      • Angelica D.

        Once again…Another comment spoken from ignorence! My daughter & I have been astranged sence Dec 2012 because of her wrong choices! Nor have I been aloud to see my young grand daughter. So please dont assume that I am in the wrong here. I found out about this through FB & Have not spoken to my daughter because she has moved, changed her # & stopped all contact with this side of her family because we have confronted her about the bad choices she has made in life. So please dont attack me.

      • Mimi

        Angelica I agree with you and that's what's wrong with our community n people now they believe everything the media put out there. its sad how when a police officer kill someone its never their fault or they are so called never in the wrong. you right no one knows the story and since a officer killed him the truth will never be told. why is it everytime a black man get killed or shot they have to be a thug, gangbanger, drug dealer or something. no matter what the case is no one deserves to die. n for people to be on here talking about ryan like they knew him is wrong, dis man just lost his life. now what if It was someone in your family. just stop with the stupidity please.

  • phil

    Just be glad your daughter Wont be having his third kid by three different skanks….. cops did you a favor im sure your daughter will hook up with another thug to make you proud….

      • Todd Pardee

        If they weren’t thugs, why was the polices involved? I am not a thug and I never deal with the polices. I never go where thugs hang out and polices is looking at you, so they never axe me ” what you doing over by there with the homies?”
        You should probably get that daughter of yours checked for drugs and HIV running with that crew.
        Wait wait wait, don’t tell me that these 2 fine upstanding citizens were harassed by the polices when they was leaving a prayer meeting to consider to get a GED and was turning themselves around in time for the third baby to have a decent life….

    • Angelica D.

      The young lady in the interview is not my daughter! My daughter has 1 child & she is not fathered by Ryan. There you go ASSUMING!

  • Fed up

    Please, keep your violence on the south and west side of Chicago. Do not bring your crap to the suburbs. A lot of good people moved out of the city into the suburbs to escape this crap. Keep it in your neighborhoods.

      • Angelica D.

        Really? Thats all you got? Good thing you have spell check! Sweetie…..I have a business degree! I was just spelling so YOU could read it!

      • Todd Pardee

        As long as they are in America they have the obligation to follow the laws, that’s where the shit breaks down. If you follow the law you are “welcome” everywhere and do not have to assert your “legal rights” to stay somewhere you are not “welcome”.

      • jeff

        why should i move from your nastiness i keep my neighborhood clean we keep to ourselves have eight hours of work to do not look out my window and see dirty people walking around scoping out my home and others if gun laws were what gun laws should be and house wives were home during the day they would be alot more body bags of home invaders on here

      • Angelica D.

        Well said i dont know where these people get off on thinking they are better than anyone else. Every nebourhood has crime! ou just havent had your house robbed yet! its people like them that are doing therre crimes on "Paper" & havent been caught yet! lol………..

  • Renee

    I hear a lot of racism in all these conversations. Let's get back to the basics. Why were the Chicago Police in Hazel Crest? There is enough crime in Chicago to keep them busy. My question tonight is why did Preckwinkle release 1500 prisoners from 26th & California? Why did channel 9 do a cover story stating that 90% of the murders commited in Chicago was committed by ex-offenders or Offenders on home monitoring? African Americans STOP allowing for these people to take you off your square! VOTE all these people out of Office and leave the racist hatred to the RACIST!!!!!! a miniscal comment to answer them is too much wasted energy. Lisa Madigan, Preckwinkle, Rahm should be the people answering your questions not these Racist with their Aliases on this Blog!!!!

  • Jaz

    The Chicago Police Killed Ryan For No Reason Everyone Who Is On Here Posting Ignorant Comments Need Not To. You guys with these comments must be related to the cop or something to be able to even fix your mouth to say anything so cruel he had kids he had to live for that cop was so wrong and he should not be on duty anymore justice will be served

    • 318mopar

      Ryan sped away from the Police because :
      a) Late for Church
      b) Late for college graduation
      c) Drug offence
      d) Other criminal offense

    • Baldy

      the stupid fool Ryan wasn't thinking about his kids. So cut the stupid pity crap. You must be related to a dumb butt poor banger. You sound like one. Congrats to the cop. He gets to go home to his family because he defended himself.
      Watch the damn video

    • Ron Jr

      Justice got served, you would'nt say nothing if he killed the cop. At least he wont be able to teach his kids that dumb behavior. What he did is called suicide by cop

  • M Ruiz

    The right thing is that this guy was putting guns to innocent people and no one in the media covers why he was being surveillanced. He was providing his family through stolen goods….ultimately, he and the rest of his group will have to pay for the criomes against all the innocent people. For those smart enough ,look up Rogers and his brother Eric's info on line, you will find the long array of crimes they have been involved in.

  • Rocco DeNunzzio

    Sill blacks.
    Only you people can take something as trivial as a traffic stop and turn it into a violent tragedy.
    You people are your own worse enemy.
    Quite comical really.

    • Baldy

      stupid Rocco. re read your statement. Only the stupid black boy could use his car as something and turn it into a violent weapon to try to get away with who knows what in the trunk.

  • Baldy

    The family is crying for no reason. And the boys stupid mistake caused it all and to leave the kids genuinely fatherless. The stupid fool probably didn't spend no time with his kids anyways.

  • Angelica D.

    Let me spell this out for you people. My daughter was NO the young lady in the TV interview! My daughter as NO children with Ryan! Ryan has 2 children whith women other than my daughter. To address the issue of COLOR…My daughter is of mixed race & is just as white as she is black! She was raised in a lily whit, near crime free invirnment. never lived in a "project" community where crime is prevelent. She is educated as well is her family! like I said before, i can no longer choose her friends. Instead of attacking & alienating the living victumes here ie; My daughter, grandaughter & Ryans children. let have some compassion as Good, squeeky Clean American as you CLAIM you are!

  • Ron Jr

    Why do we hate to see our kids stupid behavior? Give that officer a bravory metal for not getting ran over by another young thug. If he so innocent why is he running? If you don't learn from this boys mistake, his brother and the rest of his criminal friends will be next. I'm also an officer and we are reminded everyday that that day could be our last day. when it comes down to whether we're going home that day or the suspect, we decide we're going home. He's going where his choices take him.

  • ernest

    U are a RACIST, HEARTLESS PIECE IF GARBAGE….this man lost his life here rather he was a gangbanger or thug the trigger finger police took him away from his kids n family and you have no remorse, SICK!!!!!!!!why are there no scratch marks in his truck? Duh.o*0..you douche bag of a citizen get your sick twisted mind right do you wear the white sheet with the eyes cut out? Smh..

  • cuddi

    ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS, IF HE WERE ” UNDER INVESTIGATION” WHEN THEY SAW RYAN AND HIS GIRLFRIEND WHY DIDNT THEY ARREST HIM ON SIGHT, WHY DID THEY LET HIM GET TO THE TRUCK, WHY WASN’T THE TRUCK APART OF THE CRIME, WHY WAS THE TRUCK PERFECTLY PARTED ON 167 TH IN WOODS W NO CAUTION TAPE, IF THE POLICE FEARED FOR THIER LIFE LOL, WHY DID THE GIRL GET HIT LOOK LIKE PERFECT AIM TO ME, WHY ISN’T EAST HAZEL CREST, HAZEL CREST, OR HOMEWOOD SPEAKING OUT OR INVESTIGATING THE MURDER OR RYAN IS IT THE COP SILENCE CODE, DID THEY FIND THE BLOOD THEY WERE INVESTIGATING, WHAT WAS THE INVESTIGATION FOR WHO GAVE THEM PERMISSION? IT WAS A FUCKING SET UP!

  • cuddi

    WHERES THE WRECKED CAR, WHY DIDN’T THEY IDENTIFY THEMSELVES AS CROOKED COPS, WHY IS RYAN DEAD HE WAS UNARMED, WHERE IS JUSTICE, STOP THE VIOLENCE SHOULD BE TOLD TO THE POLICE, DID THEY CATCH WHO EVER MURDERED THE 6 MONTH BABY, WHAT ABOUT, THE GIRL X, BUT YALL CAME AND BOTHERED A BUSINESS IN ANOTHER TOWN AND MURDER HIM? IT’S A SHAME!

  • life is to short

    The police was out here to rob him, first they was in unmark van they never said they was the police.The boy thought he was getting jacked. The police where in their car when he took off, not one scratch on their car not only that they pull along they side of the car and shot him. We supppose to hold our officer to higher standar.You read about dirty cop every day. a young man lost his life and thats one fact we know for sure.

  • cuddi

    And your miseducated because animals are in the zoo and this is the USA not Africa lol….. White people eat humans and fuck dead corps ….not to mention Jeffery Dahmer and Hitler is yall role model…..Are you mad cause blacks are educated business owners…..George Bush Fucked the world up that’s ya leader! Are You Mad cause its Blacks that run this world! Obama Rule Choke On that Black Dick!

  • degkwild100s

    Nothing bothers me more than when people get on here without knowing anything other than what the police said. Police have a history of lying why would that change now. They were plain cloths cops trying to rob a suspected dealer and when they approached em they didn't say police because they were out of their jurisdiction. They took the truck for an hour with a tow truck and then brought it back. Why didn't they tell that in their police report? You white ppl are a joke how you all just take whatever the police say as gold and run with it. smh

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