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Chicago cop on leave charged after three people shot dead in argument at Blue Island Bowling – NBC Chicago

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A Chicago police officer on leave was charged with shooting three people Tuesday night during an argument at a bowling alley in the southern suburbs of Blue Island.

Kyjuan Tate, 27, fired his gun shortly before midnight at the Burr Oak Bowl at 3030 W. 127th St. during a brawl that started in the washroom, according to a statement from Blue Island Police Chief Geoffrey. Farr.

Tate has been charged with two counts of aggravated assault and battery with a firearm and one count of attempted murder, Farr said. He was due in court on Friday.

Two gunshot victims were taken to Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where one person remained on Wednesday with a gunshot wound to the chest, Farr said in a statement. Another person went to the hospital with a scrape and was released, he said.

Tate and one other person were arrested at the scene, Farr said. A weapon was reportedly recovered.

An employee who answered the phone at the bowling alley said the officer was with a party doing karaoke in a lounge. A general manager was among the injured, according to the employee, who said the manager was shot in the hand but was now at home “relaxing”.

The bowling alley’s liquor license was withdrawn amid the ongoing investigation into the shooting on Wednesday, the employee said.

Curtis Van Johnson II, another employee who was working at the time, said he was outside but saw the consequences and confirmed that a general manager was shot in the hand. He said another victim was shot in the upper body, while the third was grazed on the head.

Tate has been arrested by Blue Island Police and relieved of his police powers, the Chicago Police Department said in a statement.

COPA said it was investigating the shooting with the Blue Island Police Department.

A police source said the officer was previously involved in an incident at a graduation party with his police academy classmates. He had an altercation with a customer at a restaurant, informed that person he was a cop, and then called an officer in distress over the police radio.

Chicago cop on leave charged after three people shot dead in argument at Blue Island Bowling – NBC Chicago

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