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Cops: Off-duty sergeant kills teen during robbery

Friends tell me 16-year-old Deonta Mackey was a sophomore at Corliss High School just a block away from here.

Last night, Mackey and two others tried to rob a man, who turned out to be an armed off duty Cook County Sheriff’s Officer.

A security camera caught it all.  The off duty Cook County Sergeant, getting gas last night when three people come up, one shows a gun.

The sergeant puts his hands up, hands over his wallet then reaches for his own gun and fires.

16-year-old Deonta Mackey was shot in the head.  The two other suspects took off.

“Whenever you got a gun you, you fear for your life.”   Jesse Huscon, a gas station customer, says the off duty sergeant did the right thing.

“By him being a police officer or an officer of the law. You know, he has a right to stop the crime.  He gave up his wallet like he was supposed to like anybody else was supposed to do cause you don’t want to lose your life.”

“He was cool with everybody, friendly person,” says Brandon Wade.  Friends of Mackey, a sophomore at nearby Corliss High School, say he got caught up in the wrong crowd.

Wade says, “I’m saying he shouldn’t have did what he did to end up in this situation but its crazy man.”

Chicago police and the Illinois state police are investigating the incident.  The sergeant’s name isn’t being released.  Police are still looking for those two other people involved in the attempted robbery.

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39 Comments to “Cops: Off-duty sergeant kills teen during robbery”

    Evrin Zarate said:
    February 11, 2014 at 7:26 AM

    The sergeant was lucky to of been carrying a firearm. The suspect was pointing a gun, the sergeant had every rite to shoot as well as defending himself against the armed robber.

      mysaints said:
      February 11, 2014 at 3:32 PM

      i too am glad that he was able to defend himself. i hope this is a lesson to all other teens thinking about pulling a gun on someone, it just may be a cop. in some states the 2 accomplices can also be charged for his death. they should be here as well.

    Jock E Shift said:
    February 11, 2014 at 7:33 AM

    Well done, Officer. Another P O S gone. Yet another good reason for concealed carry.

    haha said:
    February 11, 2014 at 8:10 AM

    best story EVER!!!

    Dick Beninya said:
    February 11, 2014 at 8:47 AM

    Now we will see the momma cry on TV about what a good boy he was….

      debbie s said:
      February 12, 2014 at 8:12 AM

      i agree

    Will said:
    February 11, 2014 at 8:51 AM

    CCW

    CrabMan said:
    February 11, 2014 at 11:10 AM

    Not in the Banana Republic of Chicago or Krook Kounty.

    agent said:
    February 11, 2014 at 11:18 AM

    To bad he didn't shoot the other two scum bags.

    Kevin said:
    February 11, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    Very well done officer!!!!

    Will said:
    February 11, 2014 at 11:32 AM

    1. The other two suspects should be charged with armed robbery and 1st degree murder, 2. all of the parents and families should be fined by the city of Chicago 3. Now that we have CCWs expect more of this…very happy that the citizens can now protect themselves…4. You should not have to be in tactical mode just to get gas! 5. City is full of potholes and crime-Rahm is an absolute failure as a Mayor!

    Alan said:
    February 11, 2014 at 11:40 AM

    The perp got what he deserved. The Sergeant should hit the other 2 cowards. What a cesspool it is on the southside of Chicago. Why would anyone want to call that home?

      Mark Greensburg said:
      February 11, 2014 at 5:22 PM

      Yeah true but let’s face it, most of the crime is around Cottage Grove and other neighborhood’s alike. Hear many crimes happening in places like Edgewater or Englewood? Again and again, the consistency of crime on the south side proves far more malicious intent rather than that of the Northside.

      Will said:
      February 11, 2014 at 6:11 PM

      ur right it is mostly messed up…but it comes in spurts and mostly in certain areas at certain times..but overall crappy

    Michael Edge said:
    February 11, 2014 at 12:19 PM

    That punk got what he deserved!! Too bad he couldn't have shot all 3 of them. The world would be a better place!

    esco said:
    February 11, 2014 at 12:27 PM

    Give that robber a toe-tag..!

    Chalk up another for the good guys. ☑

    sammy said:
    February 11, 2014 at 1:58 PM

    Great job Sarge!

    steve said:
    February 11, 2014 at 2:39 PM

    but he was a good boy he was trying to get it all back together lmfao good work

    silly2 said:
    February 11, 2014 at 2:43 PM

    Swift justice is the best justice.

    frank lloyd wrong said:
    February 11, 2014 at 2:47 PM

    Let's raise a toast to the officer !!

    I hope he got that savage right between the eyes. WELL DONE !!!

    Mark Greensburg said:
    February 11, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    It’s a sad story but act like a thug, live by the gun, die by the gun. I have no sympathy for the young punk, but only for his mom. However, if the parents would have punished or disciplined the boy a long time ago, perhaps he would have made a better choice. This should be an example for all those thugs who think anyone will just submit to their requests. I hope that this deters some of those guys. Most of them are not so bright and fail to realize cameras are everywhere. Watch who you mess with. Can’t wait for people to finally conceal and carry small hand guns. This time it was a off duty officer they decided to mess with. Results: one less thug on the streets. Thats how I see it

    14th Gen American said:
    February 11, 2014 at 5:20 PM

    I felt joy when I read this story. And now, I feel joy when reading the comments!! Sad someone had to die…….but better a crook than a cop. Seems like another Trayvon Martin bullpoo story will come up.

    Notunderstanding said:
    February 11, 2014 at 6:38 PM

    Listen up! GO TO SCHOOL, GET A JOB! This is truly the only way to succeed! STOP COMPLAINING and BLAMING others for your choices and get right! Our ancestors who TRULY fought to get us to this point are probably UTTERLY disappointed…I know I am!

      normalguyroger said:
      February 11, 2014 at 8:07 PM

      well said

    Law n order said:
    February 11, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Kudos to the Sargent .stay safe my brother.

    normalguyroger said:
    February 11, 2014 at 8:07 PM

    Thank you officer for making society a better place

    Nathan R. said:
    February 11, 2014 at 9:07 PM

    Ramen Noodles doesn't like this type of PRO GUN DEFENSIVE security of the 2nd AMENDMENT being televised in ruthless, gang infested Chicago. He wants more "GUN BANS" to keep residents "SAFE" …. DUH……

    Kyra Carter said:
    February 11, 2014 at 9:26 PM

    When you decide to commit a crime, this is the risk you take. I hope it deters other, but fear it won’t. Yes, there are some dangerous areas on the south side, but there are also some very nice ones too. Just like anything else, there is good and bad.

      baga said:
      February 20, 2014 at 10:06 PM

      95% is rather bad

    Will said:
    February 11, 2014 at 11:51 PM

    Aint no fun when the rabbits got the gun

    josh said:
    February 12, 2014 at 5:36 AM

    Your next will!

    tom said:
    February 12, 2014 at 6:12 AM

    Another scumbag out of the gene pool. Yeah!!!

    Larry Rizzo said:
    February 12, 2014 at 8:19 AM

    Proof, that conceal and carry could deter crime. Too bad the sergeant DID'NT shoot the other 2.Only thing the sergeant did do wrong was he had his vehicle running while he was fueling it, lucky that they didn't steal the car.

    Dave said:
    February 12, 2014 at 8:57 AM

    Way to go officer, shame you couldn't have gotten the other two though.

    Steve Larson said:
    February 13, 2014 at 9:10 AM

    “By him being a police officer or an officer of the law. You know, he has a right to stop the crime."

    In other words: "Good thing he wasn't just an ordinary citizen who is supposed to die at the hands of criminals without the ability to defend themselves."

    It sure is sad that the general population is so brainwashed that they honestly believe a human being needs a shiny, metal "badge" talisman in order to legitimately use a tool for their own safety. No shiny metal badge? Hmmmm. I guess you shouldn't lawfully use a gun. Only valuable human beings called "police" should be able to protect their own lives, eh?

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