Moments after Dominiq Greer held a news conference in Chicago yesterday to announce a lawsuit seeking $15 million for a Chicago police officer’s shooting him seven times, he was arrested on a murder warrant as he waited for a ride, reports the Chicago Sun-Times. “I had no clue,” said his lawyer, Eugene Hollander, who hosted the news conference. “It’s definitely a surprise to me. He was going to grab an Uber back home and as he was waiting a squad car pulled up.”
Greer, a convicted felon, was arrested on a warrant for a May 27 shooting death. “We became aware he was holding a press conference for a civil suit against the police department, and the police department doesn’t wait to apprehend people accused of murder,” said police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi. The lawsuit involves an incident on July 4, 2014, when officers chased Greer. He showed reporters surveillance camera footage to back up his claim that he was shot multiple times as he tried to run away, and was shot again as he lay on the ground.