Homewood police received a retail theft call from Kohl’s shortly after 3:30 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 29 describing Gennis Jamison, 49, of the 1100 block of 5th Ave. in Chicago Heights and Kenneth Chavers, 43, of the 1500 block of E 13th Street in Ford Heights as the culprits.
Police say Jamison was caught walking towards Chipotle from Kohl’s and asked him to stop. According to reports, Jamison responded “I didn’t take nothing.” Police told Jamison to put his hands on his head, which he did after two requests. When the officer placed his hands on Jamison’s to arrest him, Jamison broke free and ran off, reports say.
The officer chased Jamison, yelled at him to stop and told him he was under arrest before yelling “Taser,” according to reports. Police say Jamison continued running, which prompted the officer to shoot him in the back with one five-second stun round. Jamison was arrested and found carrying a black plastic bag with over $400 worth of clothing, watches and jewelry items, reports say.
While one officer was dealing with Jamison, another noticed Chavers on the 17700 block of Halsted St., reports say. Chavers was arrested and police confiscated two bags filled with over $200 worth of watches and tinfoil wrapped 1.5 gram rock of heroin from his person, according to reports.
Both men were positively identified by Kohl’s security, police say. Jamison was treated at the hospital and charged with retail theft and resisting arrest. Chavers was charged with retail theft and possession of drugs.
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