CHICAGO — Cook dinner County State’s Legal professional Kim Foxx will not file legal costs in opposition to a suburban Chicago police officer who by accident shot a youngster throughout a shootout with a suspected financial institution robber, she stated Wednesday.
Des Plaines Officer James Armstrong was justified in utilizing lethal drive in opposition to the financial institution robber, Christopher Willis, and acted responsibly, Foxx stated. Willis died within the shootout.
Rylan Wilder, then 15, was working at a Chicago music retailer when he was shot Nov. 19, 2019.
Des Plaines Chief of Police David Anderson says Officer James Armstrong was making an attempt to cease a really violent energetic shooter and he did the most effective he may beneath the circumstances.
“Officer Armstrong acted heroically to cease an energetic shooter who had simply dedicated a number of forceable felonies and shot a Chicago Police officer previous to getting into the music faculty,” Anderson stated in an announcement.
An lawyer for Wilder’s household, Tim Cavanagh, stated he was outraged to study that no costs could be filed.
“Rylan’s life was modified by way of no fault of his personal as a result of reckless actions of the Des Plaines police officer,” Cavanagh stated in an announcement.