DASHCAM VIDEO SHOWS OF­FI­CER FA­TALLY SHOOT MAN WHO PINNED HIM WITH SUV

Chicago Sun-Times - - CITY BEAT - BY TOM SCHUBA Staff Reporter Email: tschuba@ sun­times. com Twit­ter: @ TomSchuba

Po­lice over­sight of­fi­cials re­leased case files on Thurs­day from their in­ves­ti­ga­tion into an of­fi­cer who fa­tally shot a 19- year- old man af­ter be­ing pinned against his po­lice SUV this year in the North­west Side Han­son Park neigh­bor­hood.

The cache of doc­u­ments pro­vided by the Civil­ian Of­fice of Po­lice Ac­count­abil­ity in­cludes dashcam footage of Juan Flores back­ing an SUV into the of­fi­cer, who then opens fire.

Flores called po­lice at 12: 19 a. m. on Sept. 10, com­plain­ing that some­one at a party in the 900 block of North Ked­vale had taken the keys to his Honda Pi­lot, ac­cord­ing to an au­dio record­ing. Flores noted that his girl­friend’s fa­ther had taken his keys.

“He said he’s not gonna give me my keys un­til I apol­o­gize to his daugh­ter,” Flores said in the call af­ter claim­ing the older man had a gun.

Flores can be heard in a po­lice body cam­era feed telling re­spond­ing of­fi­cers that his girl­friend’s fa­ther’s friends took his jacket and keys, say­ing the fa­ther had kicked him out of the party be­cause he was “go­ing out with his daugh­ter.”

“I just want to look for my keys, that’s it,” Flores said as he searched for his prop­erty. “I don’t want no prob­lem with him.”

Through­out the body cam­era video, the fa­ther and the other par­ty­go­ers de­nied any­thing had been taken. Through a trans­la­tor, Flores’ girl­friend’s fa­ther told of­fi­cers that the teen was try­ing to drive drunk and should be ar­rested.

As Flores searched a back­yard for his prop­erty, an­other per­son emerged with his keys claim­ing they were in his SUV all along, video shows.

An emo­tional Flores then got back into the SUV and sped off as an of­fi­cer or­dered him to stop, video shows.

Dashcam footage of the en­su­ing pur­suit shows Flores back­ing his SUV into Of­fi­cer Jesse Oeinck, pin­ning him against the hood of a po­lice cruiser as he tried to stop the 19- yearold in the 2100 block of North Laramie.

Just be­fore 1 a. m., Oeinck can be seen open­ing fire into the SUV be­fore rest­ing his weapon on the cruiser’s hood and crum­pling to the ground. He fired five rounds, ac­cord­ing to a po­lice re­port.

Flores died at the scene, which was not far from his home, ac­cord­ing to the Cook County med­i­cal ex­am­iner’s of­fice. An au­topsy found he died of mul­ti­ple gun­shot wounds, and his death was ruled a homi­cide.

Oeinck was taken to a hos­pi­tal with se­ri­ous in­juries. A CPD lieu­tenant signed off on a re­port in­di­cat­ing he had acted within de­part­men­tal guide­lines.

Per CPD pol­icy, Oeinck was placed on ad­min­is­tra­tive duty for 30 days while the shoot­ing was in­ves­ti­gated by the In­de­pen­dent Po­lice Re­view Author­ity.

A Chicago Po­lice of­fi­cer opens fire af­ter a driver pinned him against his SUV dur­ing a Septem­ber en­counter on the North­west Side.

| IM­AGE FROM CIVIL­IAN OF­FICE OF PO­LICE AC­COUNT­ABIL­ITY VIDEO

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