In a highly unlikely tragedy, an off-duty Chicago Police officer hit a 4-year-old girl with his motorcycle. The collision ended up badly injuring the little girl who was crossing the street with her 18-year-old cousin.
According to the Chicago Sun Times the little girls father 26-year-old Christopher Middleton went out to see what the commotion was about. Upon arriving he discovered his daughter had been struck by the off-duty cop. Middleton was so angry by what had just happened he began shouting and attacking the 43-year-old off-duty police officer.
According to the officer after having been knocked to the ground he told the man he was an officer. At some point during the confrontation the officer pulled out his weapon firing one shot to Middleton’s Groin.
Middleton died from the gun shot wound he received from the off-duty officer. Witnesses said the officer was acting in self defense as he was about to be knocked unconscious from the beating he was receiving.
The little girl is recovering from the accident but is still in a lot of pain according to WLS.