Armed Security Guard Stops Bar Shooting, Then is Killed By Police

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A situation at an Illinois bar quickly turned violent this weekend, after a security guard asked a group of drunk patrons to leave the establishment. According to WGNTV,

“After security asked a group of drunken men to leave Manny’s Blue Room Bar around 4 a.m. Sunday, witnesses said someone came back with a gun and opened fire. Security returned fire, and according to witnesses, 26-year-old armed security guard Jemel Roberson apprehended one of the men involved outside.”

Roberson reportedly held the suspect on the ground at gunpoint at Manny’s Blue Room Bar until the police arrived. When police arrived on the scene, an officer opened fire on Roberson, killing the man who had just stopped a shooting inside the bar.

According to a witness,

“I guess when the police got there, they probably thought he was one of the bad guys, cause he had his gun on the guy and they shot him.”

Fox News reported that Roberson was an organist at his church and was training to become a police officer.

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