Police: Man shot, killed after accelerating toward Chicago detective

A Chicago police detective said to be investigating several robberies in the city follows possible leads to East Hazel Crest, and ends up shooting and killing a man.

Officers were conducting surveillance around 9:45 p.m. Tuesday in the 1900 block of West 171st Street when they saw 27 year-old Ryan Rogers and a woman get into a vehicle.

The officers went up to Rogers and the woman. Police say Rogers then drove the car straight at the officers and hit the officers’ vehicle.

One of the detectives shot Rogers, and he was pronounced dead at Ingalls Memorial Hospital.

People in the neighborhood are questioning why Chicago Police officers were in their community, and aren’t buying the claim the officer acted in self-defense.

“He never hit their car, tried to hit their car. Where their car was parked at, and the way that he went, ain’t no way he could have hit that car, even attempted to run the police over,” said Lorenzo Brewer.

Witnesses say the officers weren’t in uniform, and weren’t in a marked car.

The woman wasn’t wounded.

Police questioned and released her.

WGN News Writer C. Hayes published this story.

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29 comments

  • vin

    obviously they are going to lie. cops make up any story. they are all crooked. shoot first ask questions later. i was dragged out by a cop at gun point for no reason… loud music (problem is it was on low and i was listening to 2pac) and they said i was running from them. i had to look for a space to pull over, not in middle of traffic! and it was just a block! they came out as if i had robbed a bank arrested me slammed my face into the road and the cop threatened to shoot me if i said a word and towed my truck busted my stereo. thats how they treat you. to them everyone is a criminal. i went to court and they dismissed it. only to lose 2000 dollars. there is no decent cop in this city nor in chicagoland area!

  • vin

    here is another fact that also happened to me and my friend. my best friend got shot. we arent gangbangers. we got chased crashed into a light post, and they shot him 5 times. the cops laughed at him and cracked jokes in front of us. one asked if he had a girlfriend, i said no. he laughed and said "good he wont ever have kids."

  • Kenneth

    That figures -Chicago Police. I was going to visit Chicago for the first time but now i will NEVER visit and especially not driving. So they can pull me over for a traffic infraction that i may make since im unfamiliar with the city and kill me? No thanks!

    • Fed up

      If I didn't live in illinois, I would never visit not chicago, not because of the police, bit because of the ghetto animals that are doing all of the shooting . You idiot.

      • Fed up

        If I didn't live in Illinois, I would never visit Chicago. Not because of the the police, but because of the ghetto animals that are doing all of the shooting. You idiot

  • ERIC

    THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME THE CPD HAS KILLED SOMEONE. WE HAVE TO STAND UP AND SAY NOMORE KILLING NOT BY ANYONE IN OUR CITY.JUST TO ADD I DONT BELIEVE HE WAS RUNNING AND IF HE DID RUN HE WAS DOING IT BECAUSE HE WAS SCARED FOR HIS LIFE TWO GUYS WALKING UP ON MY CAR I WOULD OF TOOK OFF TO ALOT OF PEOPLE WOULD HAVE SHOOT THEM TO.

  • robert

    THIS IS CROOK COUNTY WHAT DO YALL EXPECT. THATS Y WE VOTE. THE SAD THING IS HE CANT DEFEND HIMSELF NOW ITS JUST HIS GIRL WORD AGAIST THERES CPD SHOOT AND KILLS A MAN NO ONE CAN B REACHED FISHY STUFF

    • 318mopar

      You should have kept a record of your injuries from the 6 hours of beatings and hired a good lawyer, most don't charge unless you win your case, looks like you lost out.

  • Chris

    Funny how we have such a high crime rate and gun issue with gangs, drug dealers and other low lifes in this city and all everyone is here does is blame the police, how ignorant. You dont even know the facts in this case to assume that EVERY police officer is crooked, which is completely wrong. There are crooked cops, doctors, lawyers, politicians EVERYWHERE, it doesnt make everyone in those jobs crooked, get your facts straight before you make ignorant judgements.

    • anonymous

      GUILTY by association. If they work with bad cops it runs in the group. Besides if they see their partner doing dirty deeds and rat em out they would be out.. out of a job. Honesty is not tolerated in any police department. Truthers are considered terrorists anyway. Keep up the good lie.

  • 318mopar

    Isn't it possible the Cop was actually protecting him self from getting hit by the car. People in that neighborhood should be glad that Police were in their neighborhood.

  • phil

    Funny how every person the cops do end up shooting has a record as long as soldier field so spare me with all the poor criminals bullshid …..

    • Fed up

      Exactly! And, everybody that the police shoot was such a good boy, about to get his GED, was a great father to his 6 kids by four different mothers.

  • Danebony

    this was a very sad incident. sorry to hear about another person getting killed in our city. there are so many secrets and scandals now we will never know the whole truth about what really took place.

  • phil

    Kinda lame how when a cop shoots somebody the community has so much to say, but when the thugs kill, rob ,murder and rape everybody they wanna stay quit… cant have it both ways south side stop being hypocrites and clean up all the trash including the wanna be thugs you all keep safe….

  • Cowboy

    They start locking these police officers up for breaking GOD'S law the commandments they would start thinking and the word would be a better place instead they get paid vacation and the natives are getting restless how could one kill and get away and they can not so until the world or America get it's mind right U can expect destruction coming to a area near U.

    • Believe me

      Believe no one never gets away from breaking GOD law an if there protected by society then everybody suffers ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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