Homan Square shooting: Donald Patrick entered CPD training center and pointed guns at officers, prosecutors say

Homan Square shooting: Donald Patrick entered CPD training center and pointed guns at officers, prosecutors say

CHICAGO (TOC) — Bail was set at $500,000 for the person charged with going inside a Chicago police coaching heart and pointing weapons at officers earlier this week.

Police say Donald Patrick, 47, received inside CPD’s Homan Sq. facility from a fireplace escape, and allegedly picked up a number of weapons earlier than being shot by police.

It was a harrowing expertise for no less than 5 SWAT officers Monday excessive up within the Homan Sq. CPD hub when prosecutors say Patrick climbed a fireplace escape and barged in on their coaching train.

At first, Chicago Police SWAT officers might have thought the incident was being staged as a part of their coaching drill. However shortly the incident went from an oddball incidence by an intruder, to a full-fledged lively shooter name, in accordance with investigators who’ve meticulously put collectively a story of what occurred round midday on Monday.

“These had been weapons that had been being watched clearly, somebody coming from the stairwell exterior startled everybody,” CPD Supt. David Brown stated Monday. “Who is that this particular person? Is that this particular person related to the coaching?”

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In accordance with a charging doc referred to as a proffer, prosecutors say defendant Patrick “…entered the fifth ground, from the fireplace escape, went to the desk with the firearms and picked up three firearms. (The defendant) put one firearm in his pocket and carried a firearm in every hand…”

Officers shortly alerted SWAT members on two flooring beneath them that they had an armed intruder. Within the room, 4 law enforcement officials had been on a catwalk utilized by supervisors to look at coaching, and a fifth was down within the room. Officer 2 yelled “gun gun,” after which Patrick pointed the weapons he grabbed on the group, the proffer stated.

One officer “jumped off the catwalk and went to retrieve his firearm,” prosecutors stated. That officer “… suffered a damaged foot after leaping off the catwalk.”

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Finally, prosecutors stated one other officer “yelled out instructions… and whereas in worry for his life … then shot 6-7 pictures within the course of (the defendant).”

Prosecutors say Patrick was hit after which threw the firearms away from himself.

Police stated Patrick initially approached the Homan Sq. facility to retrieve private property, however the police had nothing as he had by no means been arrested by the CPD.

“Proper now we’re not positive if he was really looking for property,” Brown stated. “He does have a fairly prolonged felony historical past of arrest.”

Patrick does have a felony document from north suburban Lake County courting again many years.

Police sources say he was charged with contempt of courtroom in 2007. Ten years earlier, he was sentenced to a number of years in state jail for aggravated theft and drug possession.

A motive for the shock entrance nonetheless has not been defined by police or prosecutors. No video of the particular capturing exists as a result of no one was carrying a physique digicam in the course of the coaching.

On the finish of the listening to, Patrick tried to handle the courtroom on the Zoom hyperlink Prepare dinner County makes use of for bond hearings now. He was discouraged from doing this by his lawyer. The decide then stated she hoped Patrick would get the psychological well being companies he wants.

He’s scheduled to look in Lake County Court docket Thursday for a felony trespass case.

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