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“We are missing his presence already” Activists call for murder charges in Jemel Roberson killing

Dorian Myrickes was reportedly one of the victims shot by the suspect inside Manny's Blue Room in Robbins early on Sunday.

What we have learned is Jemel Roberson was a courageous man who was doing his best to end an active shooter situation at Manny's Blue Room.

Their 9-month-old son, Tristan, is too young to understand what happened.

Witness Adam Harris told WGN that Roberson "had somebody on the ground... with his knee in back, with his gun in his back like 'Don't move'".

'Everybody was screaming out, 'Security!' He was a security guard, ' Harris said, but police 'saw a black man with a gun, and basically killed him'. Police officials have said it stemmed from a verbal dispute and escalated when someone left, returned with a gun and fired. Roberson subdued the gunman, but when the police arrived, they shot and killed him, despite reports that witnesses tried to warn them that Roberson was security.

"But, he still had to face the reality of being a black man in America", Merritt said.

As for Roberson. reports say he was working extra shifts at the bar in order to have some extra money to provide for his son at Christmas. Roberson had helped stop an active shooting at the south suburban bar that evening and had detained one of the suspects outside.

Arroyo helped plan a vigil in Chicago on Friday for those who can't make a family event for Roberson outside the city.

Another thing that is clear is the bar, Manny's Blue Room Lounge, was not authorized to serve alcohol, since its state liquor license expired on September 30 and had not been renewed, according to the Illinois Liquor Control Commission. "There would be more transparency".

The officer's name has not been released, and he is now on paid administrative leave.

The security guard employed by the bar "was trying to save people's lives", according to Gregory Kulis, an attorney for the Roberson family, as reported by Chicago TV station WLS. The Midlothian Police Department is completely saddened by this tragic incident and we give our heartfelt condolences to Jemel, his family and his friends. (Midlothian officials clarified Wednesday he's been with that department almost four years and worked for three at another department.) He is now on paid leave while the state police Public Integrity Task Force investigates.

Boose, now grappling with the reality of raising two children without their father, is already thinking about what she will tell her children about their dad. "He was a hero", Boose said.

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