Chicago Authorities Calling Attack On Officer Terrorism
NEWS 10/06/2039 2:12 AM ET
Chicago Authorities Calling Attack On Officer Terrorism

Vince Ansell-Dinario
Huntington Courier U.S. Domestic Reporter

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Officer Willis was only the latest to die in the line of duty.
Chicago police are calling the latest attack on one of its police officers an act of terrorism, as authorities scramble to track down the perpetrator.

Shaun Willis, twenty-nine, was gunned down with what onlookers described as an automatic weapon, as he and his partner responded to a 911 call in the south Chicago suburb of Englewood, Wednesday evening.

An autopsy revealed fourteen bullet wounds to the head, chest and stomach. Willis was pronounced dead at the scene. He is survived by a wife and son.

This most recent attack has come on the heels of targeted attacks on officers in Chicago, which have drastically affected morale.

Last month, Juan Carlos Hernandez was shot at point-blank range by a third party while investigating a suspected drug trade.

In August, four separate shootings claimed the lives of six officers and two detectives.

This year's sensational increase in violence on police officers has taken on a new perspective: officers are being lured to a location, often by a 911 call, then shot assassination-style, by a third party.

Chicago police commissioner, Kilroy Smythe said today, "This latest outrageous, terroristic attack on our brave officers will not deter us from our essential work of keeping the people of Chicago...safe. It will strengthen our resolve as we seek out the perpetrators of this tragedy."

Chicago has edged close to the same kind of riots as Detroit, Cleveland and Philadelphia as unemployment soars in those cities. Residents blame illegal aliens and technology for usurping opportunities.

Chicago Police are accused of using heavy-handed tactics to control protests but consistently deny any wrongdoing.
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