Woman’s bullets fell out of gun just before she tried to shoot cop
BY FRANK MAIN Staff Reporterfirstname.lastname@example.org July 21, 2011 5:45PM
Updated: October 27, 2011 12:33AM
Shandra Kidd didn’t realize her gun was empty when she tried to shoot a Chicago Police officer.
All the bullets fell out when she was running from the officer.
Unfortunately for her, the officer’s gun was loaded. And the officer shot her in the buttocks.
On Thursday, Kidd was sentenced to 55 years in prison for attempted murder and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon.
In May 2007, officers were investigating a report of shots fired near 78th and Burnham when they stopped a car Kidd was riding in. She ran and when an officer caught her, she stuck a gun in the officer’s chest and pulled the trigger.
But the gun didn’t go off.
The officer and Kidd struggled and they fell down. When they got up, she stuck the gun in the officer’s chest again and pulled the trigger.
Again, it didn’t go off.
That’s when the officer shot Kidd, 22, of the 7700 block of South Phillips.
Police later found that the cylinder of Kidd’s gun had opened during the chase and all the bullets fell out.
Judge Neil Linehan sentenced Kidd on Thursday.
“This is a fitting and a just sentence for anyone who would be so bold as to fire a gun at a police officer,” Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez said. “We are grateful that this officer was uninjured in this incident and we will continue to prosecute violent crimes against police officers to the fullest extent of the law.”