A few days ago a tragic turn of events happened in Highland Park, Illinois when a passenger involved in a DUI car accident was taken to a local hospital where he was fatally shot by police.
Around 11:30 Sunday evening, Illinois state police responded to a DUI car crash on Illinois Route 94. The uninjured driver allegedly showed signs of driving under the influence and was arrested then taken to the station for possible DUI charges. The two passengers in the car were Christopher Anderson and his 9-year-old daughter. Both passengers suffered injuries from the car accident and were transported to Highland Park Hospital.
While at the hospital, Anderson allegedly became hostile and drew a handgun on hospital staff while they were trying to subdue him. Police were called. At approximately 1:30am on Monday morning, police repeatedly asked Anderson to drop his gun, but police say he refused. Anderson was shot dead by the officers.
Fortunately the daughter did not witness the shooting and was released from the hospital into her mother’s care.
Stricken with grief and anger, Anderson’s family has reached out to police for answers, of which they have had none. “They steady shooting people and getting away with it,” says Shanta Davis, Anderson’s ex-girlfriend and mother to the 9-year-old daughter, “and they know they messed up so they trying to plan as if he did all of this and that, my daughter said he had no gun on him and I’m going to believe my daughter.”
Chicago community activist, Ralph Peterson questions the actions of the police, “How can a 27-year-old whose daughter is seeking medical attention end up dead?”
Currently the Lake County Major Crime Task Force is investigating whether the shooting was justified or not.
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Bad news for former Seattle Seahawk running back Spencer Ware… not only was he released by the Seahawks on Saturday but he also got popped with a DUI charge on Tuesday. Apparently, Ware was arrested for allegedly drunk driving on Tuesday morning in Maple Valley and was booked into the Kent jail at 3:21am.
This is Spencer Ware’s second DUI within this year, his first DUI was on January 9th when he was on the Seahawks injured reserve list. The 22-year-old was lucky in July, his DUI case was dismissed after a ruling that the arresting officer did not have a lawful basis to initiate the traffic stop. The judge also suppressed all evidence gathered after the traffic stop, which included incriminating evidence such as the BAC test and DUI field sobriety test results.
Although Ware’s January DUI was dismissed, it will likely be used against him during the resolution of his new DUI charge. Ware’s next court date is his arraignment set for September 8th in the Maple Valley Municipal Court.
Currently Spencer Ware is a free agent and has yet to be picked up by an NFL team.
On a side note, downtown Seattle is buzzing with fanatical Seahawk fans, regular season opening game day, Seahawks vs. the Green Bay Packers, go Hawks!