Skip to comments.Man: "Yep. I Shot And Killed A Man In The Basement."
Posted on 08/13/2009 6:14:57 AM PDT by Lurker
A 59-year-old man admitted to police he fatally shot man who held a knife to his throat and tried to rob him Wednesday morning in Chicago's Englewood community.
Maurice Willis, 36, was found in a trashcan at 1244 W. 61st St., the Cook County medical examiners office said.
Police said they responded to the 1200 block of West 61st about 9:30 a.m., where the victim was found dead with multiple gunshot wounds.
Officers on patrol were flagged down by a person who said a man sitting on the porch at 1244 W. 61st St. just killed a man at that address.
An officer approached the man on the porch and the man allegedly said, Yep, I shot and killed a man in the basement, according to police.
The man and the officer entered the basement apartment where the 59-year-old showed the officer the weapon he allegedly used, a Smith & Wesson .38-caliber revolver, and the dead man, who had multiple gunshot wounds to his face and chest and was sticking halfway out of a city garbage can.
The man also told police the incident began when he was entering his basement apartment and Willis ran up behind him and held a knife to his throat.
The arrestee said words to the effect of, OK, dont hurt me, I got money here in the mattress, according to police, who said when he went to the mattress he produced the revolver and shot Willis.
Police said he apparently panicked and tried to hide the body in the bin, which he planned on rolling back out into the alley. Police said the incident may be reclassified to self-defense.
Wentworth Area detectives are investigating.
Yeah, but it’s really stupid to move the body in a true self defense situation.
Agreed. But you have to give the guy points for style.
But I could also see myself doing something like that, as I would be so &(*&@(*$&) MAD that I might stick the dirtball in the trash....
Couldn’t put the body in “recycle” as the courts would likely have already done that several times without positive results.
I don't think richie daley is going to give this guy a medal.
“... the dead man, who had multiple gunshot wounds to his face and chest and was sticking halfway out of a city garbage can.”
Thats a good way to minimize the amount of blood on the carpeting.
Of course you don't see prosecutors go after real criminals much in places like Chicago.
Never bring a knife to a gunfight!
I like your style, Maurice!
“Hello Officer,I was just taking out the trash.”
Unless you're worried about revenge from the perp's friends.
In which case you might not want to leave the body sticking out of the trash can out front.
As any child can tell you, body recycling days in Chicago are Monday and Saturday. The body must be placed in the recycling container marked for the purpose, which is black, about 6 feet long, and marked "Bring Out Your Dead."
When Barack Hussein Obama was a Community Organizer, a State Rep, a Senator, and an attorney around here, he worked tirelessly to make sure that everyone understood the consequences to Mother Gaia of not following environmental guidelines.
No mercy for this guy!
As you know, lead poisoning causes mental retardation and is responsible for many of Chicago's schoolchildren from doing well in school. Barack Obama is working on it.
Someone tell the man in the trash can Obama will need his support in 2010 and 2012.
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