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Attempted Murder Charges Filed in Bensenville Shooting

Prosecutors say Chicago man pointed a gun at a Bensenville officer and pulled the trigger, but the gun didn't fire.

A man accused of pointing a gun at a Bensenville police officer and pulling the trigger is being held on $1 million bond. 

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Related: Bensenville Police Reportedly Shoot Man Who Pulled a Gun on Them

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Namar Davis, 24, of 911 N. LeClaire St., Chicago, will have to come up with $100,000 to be let out of jail. Davis has been charged with attempted murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint.

At 6 p.m. Dec. 20, a Bensenville police officer responded to a call for a domestic disturbance. He saw Davis walking away from the area. When he approached Davis, he allegedly pointed a gun at the officer and pulled the trigger, but the gun did not fire. 

Davis began to run, and during a brief chase Davis allegedly again pointed the gun at the officer, who then shot Davis multiple times. Davis was  taken into custody and no one else was harmed in the incident. Davis, who had been in the hospital since the incident, was released today, Friday, Jan. 10, and immediately taken to DuPage County Jail.

DuPage County State's Attorney Robert Berlin commended the officer.

“While it is unfortunate that force was necessary to gain control of the situation, it is because of his actions that an incident involving an allegedly armed man and a domestic disturbance did not end in tragedy," he said. 

Davis’ next court appearance is scheduled for Feb. 24 in front of Judge George Bakalis.

Members of the public are reminded that these complaints contain only charges and are not proof of the defendant’s guilt.  A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial in which it is the government’s burden to prove his or her guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.

CheKeroauc January 11, 2014 at 11:32 AM
Unfortunately the officer didn't kill him though if he had I'm sure every civil rights group from Rainbow Coalition on down would be calling for investigations and suspensions.

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