An Englewood man who survived being shot seven times by Chicago police in 2014 was arrested on a murder warrant just moments after he announced Wednesday he was suing the city for $15 million, authorities said.
Dominiq Greer, 25, was taken into custody outside his attorney’s downtown offices just moments after a news conference there. He was arrested in the killing of a 22-year-old man in the Washington Park neighborhood May 27, a Chicago police spokesman said.
An employee of the law firm said that after the news conference ended, Greer had gone outside the high-rise office building at 230 W. Monroe St. when an unmarked police vehicle approached and two officers took him into custody.
Earlier at the news conference, Greer maintained that an officer shot him during a chase on July 4, 2014, even though he posed no immediate threat. He acknowledged he was carrying a handgun when he was initially stopped by police and ran from the officers because he was afraid of them.
But he said he had tossed the weapon away before he was shot three times. Greer said he was shot another four times as he was struggling on the ground.