Suspected Cop Killer Previously Convicted Of Shooting At Police

Lamar Cooper Served 3 Years For 1990 Incident

Monday, Jan 26, 2009  |  Updated 3:53 PM CDT
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Suspected Cop Killer Previously Convicted Of Shooting At Police

Lamar Cooper

The man accused of shooting and killing a Chicago police officer served three years in prison, convicted of shooting at a police officer during a July 1990 foot chase.

Lamar Cooper remains in stable condition at Stroger Hospital, but was charged Monday night with first-degree murder, three counts of armed habitual criminal and possession of a controlled substance for cocaine, accused of shooting and killing Nathaniel Taylor Jr. during a Sunday shootout.

According to court records, Cooper served about 3 years in prison for the attempted murder. The officer who was shot at said Cooper's grandmother called him at the police station at the time and thanked him for not killing Cooper, the Chicago Tribune reported Tuesday.

The Chicago Sun-Times has an interview with the police officer involved in the 1990 incident.

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