Minneapolis Man Shot by Chicago Amtrak Police Officer Dies
CHICAGO (AP) – A Minneapolis man who was shot by Amtrak police near Chicago’s Union Station has died.
Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says 25-year-old Chad Robertson died Wednesday.
Robertson was taking a bus from Memphis to Minneapolis and was on a stopover in Chicago when the shooting occurred last week.
According to family members, the transit officer fired at Robertson as he ran during an encounter near Union Station. The officer reportedly fired twice, striking Robertson once in the left shoulder.
Guglielmi says the man’s wounds were considered non-life threatening at the time. He said that Robertson was found with cash and narcotics, but was unarmed.
Attorney Douglas Hopson of Chicago told the Star Tribune that Robertson’s family will now be considering a wrongful death lawsuit against the officers involved.