Fiancée of man charged with attempted murder of CPD cops says he’s innocent

CHICAGO —  The fiancée of a 28-year-old man charged with the attempted murder of Chicago cops spoke out Wednesday.

In a WGN News unique, Latrice Johnson says many have wrongly depicted James Callion, whom she believes is innocent.

“He’s not what they’re painting him to be,” Latrice Johnson advised WGN News. “He’s a good, loving, caring father to my kids and he’s not the menace that they’re trying to make him out to be.”  

In bond court docket Wednesday, authorities held Callion on short-term bail. Callion faces three counts of attempted murder, two counts of illegal use of a weapon, and aggravated battery inflicting bodily hurt to a police officer following an alternate of gunfire Monday evening within the 800 block of S. Sacramento Blvd. 

Prosecutors allege Callion tried to kill Chicago cops amid a site visitors cease on the West Side Monday evening.  

“I don’t think that that’s true,” Johnson mentioned.  

According to police, officers noticed a automobile pushed by Callion commit a number of site visitors violations. CPD officers initiated a site visitors cease and as they approached, the automotive drove off, pinning an officer between two automobiles. Gunfire erupted and Chicago police returned hearth. 

A Chicago cop suffered a gunshot wound to the left hand. Authorities say he has since been launched from the hospital.

The officer pinned between two automobiles stays hospitalized with a extreme leg harm.  

WGN News requested Johnson if she had a message for the victims and their households? 

“I feel bad for them,” Johnson says, “That they should undergo the wrestle with site visitors stops. And it’s simply unhappy on each ends. The headlines don’t even have what he obtained pulled over for. “

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Callion, a felon on parole, suffered a gunshot wound. Paramedics advised WGN News an ambulance transported the offender to a close-by hospital in crucial situation. 

His subsequent court docket date is Friday, April 1.  

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