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voiceofreason
03-22-2012, 10:29 AM
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2012/03/21/police-to-announce-charges-in-shooting-of-chicago-cop/

Suspect Charged In Shooting Of Chicago Cop
March 21, 2012 8:13 PM

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Updated 03/22/12 – 11:04 a.m.

CHICAGO (CBS) – A 20-year-old suspected gang member is due in court Thursday, charged with shooting and trying to kill a Chicago Police officer earlier this week in the South Chicago neighborhood.

CBS 2′s Mike Parker reports on Wednesday night, 20-year-old Paris Sadler, of the 8400 block of South Kingston Avenue, was charged with attempted murder of a police officer in Pearson’s shooting.

Sadler is due in bond court at noon Thursday.

And police say the wounded officer owes his life to two of his quick-thinking colleagues.

South Chicago District Tactical Officer Del Pearson, 47, was shot in the chest Monday night while chasing a suspect into an alley in the 8500 block of South Kingston Avenue.

“Officer Pearson was in grave danger of dying on Monday evening,” police Supt. Garry McCarthy said. “In fact, the doctors told us that he had lost two-thirds of his blood in his body.”

Pearson has been with the department for eight years. He and his partner were trying to stop and talk with four curfew violators in the 8500 block of South Kingston Avenue around 10:40 p.m. Monday, when one of them fled into an alley.

As Pearson chased the offender into a front yard, the suspect fired shots, striking the officer in the upper body. Pearson was hit in his upper chest, just above his bulletproof vest. The gunman fled the scene, and the officer was left in critical condition.

The gunman was arrested a short time later.

“We have significant evidence. We have significant ballistics evidence. We have significant statements, that all play into the charging of this particular individual,” Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said. “It’s a very, very, very solid case.”

Police said he has posted numerous Facebook photos and messages associating himself with the street gang known as the Every Body Killers.

On his Facebook profile, he goes by the name “Pistol P.”

McCarthy had a message for Sadler’s fellow gang members.

“For those guys, we’re coming. That’s what it boils down to: we’re coming,” McCarthy said. “And as far as the rest of them are concerned, the answer is real simple: put down the guns, because we’re not going to tolerate this behavior.”

CBS 2’s Susanna Song reports in announcing the charges, McCarthy also thanked the quick thinking of two fellow tactical officers for saving Pearson’s life.

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Chicago Police Officer Del Pearson was critically injured when he was shot in the chest while chasing a suspect in the South Chicago neighborhood on March 19, 2012. (Credit: Chicago Police)

The officers didn’t wait for an ambulance. Instead, they put him in their squad car and raced him to a hospital themselves.

“He looked very pale, and he was covered in wet blood. And I immediately said there is no way he can wait for an ambulance,” said Officer Christopher Kapa, who was driving the squad car. “So I said, ‘Officer Lund, help me get him in the back seat,’ we pulled him into the back seat of my unmarked squad, and took off for the hospital.”

Officer Kirsten Lund was in the back seat with Pearson, trying to keep him awake and conscious, and letting him know what was happening.

Pearson survived a seven-hour surgery at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. But police said his prognosis was good and he was interacting with his family at the hospital on Wednesday, and was reportedly joking with colleagues.

Although the bullet had lodged near his spine, sources said Pearson was able to move all his extremities and was responding to his family’s voices.

McCarthy was with Pearson’s family Wednesday night, and said they couldn’t be happier that he is doing well, and that the alleged shooter has been charged.

voiceofreason
05-12-2016, 10:41 AM
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/paris-sadler-sentenced-shooting-chicago-officer/

Chicago 05/12/2016, 11:52am
Paris Sadler gets 25 years for shooting Chicago Police officer

Before the gunman who nearly killed him was sentenced to 25 years in prison Thursday, Chicago Police officer Del Pearson thanked his colleagues and hospital personnel for saving his life.