Thursday, September 13, 2018 || By Michael Romain || @maywoodnews
Featured image: Roderick Rozell Moss, who was charged with felony armed robbery and aggravated kidnapping. | Maywood Police Department
A man who was shot by a Maywood police officer while reportedly attempting to rob a Burger King on Sept. 9 has been charged, according to a statement released by police.
Roderick Rozell Moss, 42, of Berwyn, was charged with one count of felony armed robbery and one count of aggravated kidnapping in relation to the incident, which happened Sunday evening.
At around 8:18 p.m., Maywood police officers responded to a call of an armed robbery in progress at the Burger King located at 49 E. Lake Street in Maywood.
When they arrived, officers began investigating the incident and noticed Moss fleeing from the establishment on foot wearing a ski mask and dressed in all black, according to the police statement.
“Officers gave chase, commanding him to stop at which point the offender produced a weapon and an armed encounter between the offender and police ensued,” according to the statement. “Officers discharged their weapon and shot the offender.”
A video posted to Facebook that appeared to capture the incident shows what appears to be one Maywood Police officer firing at least a dozen shots at a suspect. The statement does not specify whether or not the officer in the footage was the only person who fired a weapon.
Another video posted by a witness who saw the aftermath of the shooting captures what appears to be the suspect’s gun, which police said they recovered from the scene.
Moss was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was treated for his wounds and is in stable condition. He’s due to appear at the Maybrook Court House in Maywood on Friday, Sept. 14, at 9 a.m.
The Illinois State Police are currently conducting a comprehensive use of force investigation. Maywood police said they are fully cooperating with the investigation.
The officers involved in the incident have been placed on routine administrative duties until further notice, Maywood police said. VFP
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