Appendix carry can kill you.  Especially if you try to stuff your Glock in your pants without a holster because you might want to ditch your gat if po-po is hot on your tail.  A Chicago yute learned that the hard way last week in the sleepy town of Rantoul in Central Illinois.

What the (fake news) media reports and reality are often two divergent stories.  Sometimes the true story doesn’t get published because it might hurt someone’s feelings.  Other times the reporting is done to sensationalize what happened for ratings and clicks.  Such as the “officer-involved-shooting” that was not what most folks consider an officer involved shooting.

A local resident who next door to this incident gave us a very different account of the story.

But first, here’s what WICS TV reported:

Man killed in officer-involved shooting identified

RANTOUL, Ill. (WICS) — We now know the name of the suspect who was killed on Monday night in Rantoul during the officer-involved shooting.

Champaign County Coroner Duane Northrup says Azaan Lee, 21, of Champaign, Illinois, formerly of Chicago, was pronounced dead at 12:17 a.m. on Tuesday in the Carle Foundation Hospital Emergency Department located in Urbana.

The Illinois State Police says that Rantoul police located an alleged stolen vehicle parked in the 300 block of Belle Ave. around 11:15 p.m. Monday.

While officers investigated the vehicle, a physical encounter occurred with an armed male when shots were fired.

We’re told the armed male fled on foot and eventually lost consciousness.

So what happened?

Well cops found a stolen car parked alongside a street in Rantoul.  They pulled up, turned on their lights and investigated.  During the course of their investigation, the occupant of the car Mr. Azaan Lee squirmed around.  

One thing led to another and POP!  Cops heard the sound of a gunshot.

Mr. Lee couldn’t get out of that car quickly enough at that point.  It was almost as if he thought the car was angry at him and was punishing him with great pain for his misdeeds as a misguided youth.

He ran as fast as his little legs would carry him.  The only problem was that he’d blown a rather nasty hole in the twig and berries and also his femoral artery. In great pain and losing a lot of blood, he accelerated the exsanguination process (otherwise known as bleeding out to the low-info voters) by running and raising his heart rate with exertion beyond that caused by excruciating pain of a bullet wound and associated powder burns and other injuries from a near-contact gunshot wound to the scrotum and penis.

He didn’t run out of his shoes, but he did run out of his blood and “eventually lost consciousness.”

Feature image by David Pierce.

5 thoughts on “DARWIN WINS: Stolen car driver shoots himself in groin, femoral after traffic stop in Rantoul, IL”
  1. The famous HeyJackass junk shot. Too bad it didn’t happen in the city limits, or it would have ticked up the Shot-In-The-Junk-O-Meter by one pinhead.

  2. WCIA website tells it differently:
    “he died due to a gunshot from that illegally possessed firearm sustained during a struggle with police over the gun.”
    That’s quite different from shooting himself while still in the car.
    So which is correct?

  3. Darwin wins indeed. Glad he took himself out before he could hurt any other innocents. I’ll be waiting for the body cam video to come out. It’ll be a hoot

  4. Land: They are going from police bodycam video. That’s evidence, not conjecture.
    The “local resident” referred to in the article is one who likes to embellish. I’d take anything he says with a grain of salt.

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