A Chicago teen is dead after a robbery gone wrong in South Side Chicago. Deonta Mackey, a 16-year-old ex-junior at Corliss High School, and two friends confronted an off-duty police officer at a gas station in a Feb. 11 stick-up.
Mackey had his weapon drawn and demanded valuables when he approached the officer who was pumping his gas, ABC 7 reports.
Surveillance footage shows the officer seemingly complying with the teens’ demands before immediately drawing his own weapon and firing a shot at Mackey’s head.
Mackey’s accomplices fled the scene as he hit the pavement, taking his last few breaths. He died at the scene.
Mackey had a completed a month long house arrest sentence Feb. 6, 2013 for an alleged robbery, CBS Chicago reports. Mackey had a lengthy juvenile arrest record that also included assault and cannabis possession.
Mackey’s mentor Carlos Estes told CBS Chicago the youth was expelled from high school. He was looking to get the troubled teen enrolled in an alternative school.
“Had a lot to do with peer pressure and wanting to be a part of and belonging to a group of individuals,” Estes said.
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