- Thomas Thompson, who was charged with disarming and attempting to murder two 20th District police officers after they detained him for shoplifting from an Edgewater Walgreen's in 2015, was found guilty and sentenced to 24 years in prison today.
[...] On Valentine's Day 2015, Thomas Thompson, 33, shoplifted vitamins and supplements from the Walgreen's store at Clark and Catalpa (5440 North). 20th District police officers [...] happened to be in the parking lot when he left the store. He was followed outside by the manager on duty, Ray Robinson. Mr. Robinson alerted the officers about what was going on, and they tried to stop him.
Mr. Thompson is a large man, 6-3 and 250 pounds. He fought with the officers and managed to disarm one of them. He fired a shot at them that missed. He then pulled the trigger 2 more times, but the magazine had fallen out of the gun. It did not fire. Witnesses said they heard him say he wanted to kill them, and the Walgreen's security cameras taped the whole thing.
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