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Indiana Guardsman Gunned Down While Shielding 2-Year-Old Son
CBS Chicago ^ | February 13, 2013

Posted on 02/14/2013 1:28:10 PM PST by Hojczyk

Home from Afghanistan for just five months, 25-year-old Indiana National Guardsman Willie Cook was gunned down while shielding his two-year-old son.

CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports its another case of mistaken identity, with no one in custody.

Two-year-old Antoine Cook uses a toy cell phone to talk to his father. It’s all he has.

“And to know that your 2 year old has to pretend to talk to his dad,” said Laquana Norwood.

On February 2, Cook, was shot and killed while in a car near his grandmother’s East Chicago house where he was taking Antoine for a visit. The veteran was found on top of his little boy, shielding him from the 15 bullets that pierced the car.

” He saved his son he made sure that before he left the last thing he did make sure his son was okay,” said Norwood.

Antoine was hit, too, in the left leg. Another bullet skimmed his right and a third grazed the toddler’s head.

Police believe Cook’s murder was a case of mistaken identity, possible retaliation for another shooting just days before. The couple was planning their wedding, and a future.

“Too come home not even five months later and for your life to be just taken away like that,” said Norwood.

Norwood believes someone knows something and she wants them to speak up.

Incidentally, Sgt. Cook was a member of national guard unit 713, the same unit that lost six members in Afghanistan last year. Cook also has another child.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: nationalguard; oefveterans

1 posted on 02/14/2013 1:28:14 PM PST by Hojczyk
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2 posted on 02/14/2013 1:31:57 PM PST by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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What a sad story.

A street punk kills a real hero and a self-less dad.

I can’t explain the wickedness in this world but may Sgt Cook rest in peace and may God bless his son and family through these difficult times.

3 posted on 02/14/2013 1:32:08 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: Hojczyk

Life in Obama’s America.

4 posted on 02/14/2013 1:38:21 PM PST by kaehurowing
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He would have been safer armed and ready in Kandahar than walking the gun free zone streets of Chicago.

5 posted on 02/14/2013 1:41:47 PM PST by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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John 15:13. God knew this would happen in our fallen world. This hero has his reward today in Heaven, if he was saved.

6 posted on 02/14/2013 1:54:55 PM PST by 5thGenTexan
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Sad, but true....Chicago is a quagmire.

7 posted on 02/14/2013 1:56:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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What can you expect from this bunch of Obama voters?

8 posted on 02/14/2013 2:28:36 PM PST by 353FMG ( I refuse to specify whether I am serious or sarcastic -- I respect FReepers too much.)
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We either need to send the MILITARY into CHICAGO...or get the HECK OUT of CHICAGO!!!

9 posted on 02/14/2013 2:31:33 PM PST by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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I say we nuke it from orbit, it’s the only way to be sure.

10 posted on 02/14/2013 3:22:25 PM PST by SAMWolf (Looking for my generations Lexington and Concord.)
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The bullets must have really been flying if the poor little kid got shot three times even while his poor father was getting shot to death.

As to the woman’s hope that “someone” will say “something”, I would say - that’s not going to happen. That’s the whole “omerta” thing, nobody will talk.

I’m amazed they arrested a guy for shooting that poor gal who was part of O’s inauguration. I think I read the alleged shooter was “a good guy”.

The black community really needs to deal with the senseless violence they are inflicting on one another. But instead their ‘leaders’ just keep telling them “it’s the white man’s fault”, so nothings going to change.

11 posted on 02/14/2013 5:02:40 PM PST by jocon307
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“Whitey’s fault.” ~ Harry Belafonte

12 posted on 02/14/2013 5:06:26 PM PST by Pining_4_TX (All those who were appointed to eternal life believed. Acts 13:48)
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