Chicago Police have shot and killed three suspects in the past week. The latest incident happened Wednesday evening in Englewood, where a police sergeant stopped two men, one of whom matched the suspect description in a battery complaint. Suspect Kajuan Rayes and his buddy took off on foot, running in separate directions to
evade the officer help the officer find the true suspect. The sergeant pursued Kajuan and during the foot chase, police say the young man pointed a gun at the officer. Twice. Shots were fired and Kajuan ended up dead, but police found no weapon.
Now the family is trying the officer in the court of public opinion.
In statements to the media. the family described Mr. Raye to anyone who would listen as a ‘fun-loving and happy kid’ who had a ‘bright future’ ahead of him. They said that while he no longer attended high school, he was going to get his GED and become a veterinarian. How did they know? Because he loved dogs and watched Animal Planet all the time.
His family says the teen did nothing wrong. His cousin says he didn’t have a gun. The family provided a couple of pictures to the media, including one of Kajuan in a tux.
They neglected to share some photos from social media accounts.
And then there’s the video found on Facebook of Kajuan rapping about always packing his heater and his gang lifestyle: “Always [email protected] pistol packing…if I got it….then it’s crackin”.
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And yet his cousin says he never had a gun. It’s possible that dollar signs may be part of the reason for the family’s ambulance-chasing land shark’s pledge to get justice for the aspiring veterinarian Kajuan.