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Police shoot & kill man in Bridgeport

Chicago Police shoot and kill a man who they say refused to drop two knives during a domestic disturbance in Bridgeport.

It happened around 1 a.m. on Friday at an apartment at 3255 S. Halsted.

Police say officers were responding to a domestic battery when they saw 44 year-old Felix Valdez standing over his girlfriend with two knives in his hands. Neighbors say the couple was arguing for about an hour. The girlfriend was the one who called 9-1-1.

Police say they ordered Valdez to drop the knives three times, and then he allegedly lunged at officers.

“It’s very easy.  When police tell you to drop the knife, drop the knife.  Obviously the woman was concerned.  She called police for her safety,” said Fraternal Order of Police Spokesman Pat Camden.

An official investigation is underway.

Relatives say Valdez is the father of 10 and worked as a security guard.

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4 Comments to “Police shoot & kill man in Bridgeport”

    OnTheOtherHand said:
    October 18, 2013 at 1:58 PM

    Calm down Brian, you seem a bit pre-judgemental. The guy had a bad day, got too angry and got killed. If you had 10 kids and was making $8.00 an hour you'd probably feel your back against the wall too. The man way trying and got in over his head obviously, it happens.

      bob said:
      October 18, 2013 at 4:05 PM

      Then don't breed if you know you can't support your offspring!

    Felix said:
    October 18, 2013 at 4:43 PM

    First of all shut up all of you don’t know him I’m his son and know first first hand he knows what they were saying none of his kids lived with him he made $14/hr he was not an angel but he is still human those cops are idiots they are apparently trained but don’t know anything. – Felix Valdez II

      Guest said:
      October 19, 2013 at 2:55 PM

      "When police tell you to drop the knife, drop the knife." Maybe they should have yelled it in Spanish.

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