Man Fatally Shot by Police at Homewood Apartment Building

A man was shot and killed by police at a Homewood apartment building early Sunday morning.

A man was shot and killed by Homewood police early Sunday morning, according to police. 

At 6:46 a.m. officers responded to a reported disturbance at an apartment building in the 900 block of Olive Road, the Chicago Tribune reports

Officers were then confronted by a man who lived on the third floor of the building. Police say the confrontation ended with the man being shot by an officer. 

The identity of the man has not been released, police said. 

The Illinois State Police are investigating and a review of the incident will be handled by the Cook County state's attorney public integrity unit.  

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Dinkum February 18, 2013 at 09:58 PM
So typical of people like you to believe I was only referring to the police in this matter. I believe the person who lost his life (and his family) deserves full respect and consideration here.
Dinkum February 18, 2013 at 10:10 PM
Then you know little of the definition of racism or discrimination so it's you who are naive. Look it up. Also note I'm not using the tragic death of someone as a forum to vent about abuses or racism. We have all experienced this. So, as I have said many times on this page, I'll reserve judgement. This ends my remarks on commentary on this subject.
baseball2002 February 19, 2013 at 05:42 PM
@Dinkum... I appologize for calling you naive. I suppose I was referring to Gregory's comments as not being racist in a general sense. I simply wanted to point out that some his points were quite valid. I am not exploiting the death of Mr. Culpepper to vent about abuses either. You commented, so did I, just opinions. The bottom line is that this whole situation is TRAGIC! The HPD, I believe, in times past and im guessing in this situation, are going about their service with disregard to ethics and racial sensitivity. With that, I will leave it alone.
LocalRez February 20, 2013 at 12:12 AM
Sunday will mark 1 month since this police shooting and the citizens of Homewood still have no details about what happened in their community by the police force their taxes pay for. Why is that? I know dealing with the state can take a long time but I'd venture to guess if Mr Cullpepper had shot the officer at his door we would have heard about it and all the details the same day. I'm trying not to jump to conclusions but the more time this goes unanswered the more I question what is REALLY happening and how much it will end up costing Homewood taxpayers. No disrespect to the family but If this officer is trigger-happy is he still working shifts? If he saved numerous people from a crazed gunman maybe we need to have a parade to honor him??? WHO REALLY KNOWS? I think people deserve to know the details!!!! Where is the village president? the community needs a statement!!!
Gregory February 20, 2013 at 02:48 AM
@CFOAM, this agency is entering territory that it's leadership never experienced. In previous shootings, the officer shot a fleeing felon in the face and because the victim was robbing a currency exchange, it was deemed a justifiable shooting and this officer was paraded and rightfully so. The media was all over the case and Homewood offered immediae responses because it made them look like a department that "served and protected". This case is drastically different because unlike the currency exchange robbery, this offender that was recently killed must not have posed a threat as the currency exchange situation or this information would have been mentioned day one. If the Village President or Chief of Police offers a response to the questions presented, they open themselves up to rebuttal questions that they really do not want to answer. I'm sure he is placed on desk duty or something. Bottom line is this agency and surrounding agencies are being held to a higher standard because they can no longer conduct "business as usual" . This lawsuit hopefully will cause this municipality and other adjacentcommunities to self-analyze itself and see how future potential shootings and racial profiling can be prevented. It seems the only way these type of situations really change is when these towns have to fork over millions!! They will continue to be sued until they realize that diverse communities can not be policed by a predominantly Caucasian led police departments.


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