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posted: 1/10/2014 7:57 PM

Shooting suspect held on $1 million bond

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A Chicago man accused of pointing a gun at a Bensenville police officer and pulling the trigger multiple times, before being shot himself, is being held on $1 million bond in DuPage County.

Namar Davis, 24, of the 900 block of North LeClaire Street, is charged with one count of attempted murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and unlawful restraint.

Davis was released from the hospital Friday afternoon and taken into custody.

During the bond hearing Friday, Assistant State's Attorney Tim Diamond said Bensenville police responded about 6 p.m. Dec. 20 to a domestic disturbance at a business. Arriving at the scene, the officer saw Davis walking away from the area.

Diamond said the officer attempted to approach Davis and asked him several times to to take his hands from his pockets. When Davis finally took one hand from his pocket, he pointed a loaded handgun at the officer and pulled the trigger but the gun did not fire.

During a brief chase through a business park, Davis again pointed the gun at the officer at which time the officer pulled his service weapon and fired, striking Davis multiple times in the hands and forearm.

"Mr. Davis told investigators he pulled his gun, hoping the officer would kill him," Diamond said. "He said he did not want to injure the officer, but that he desired to be killed in a suicide by cop."

Diamond said Davis went to the business to attempt to reconcile with an ex-girlfriend. If she did not agree to reconcile, Diamond said Davis intended to kill her and himself.

Davis next is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 24 in front of DuPage Judge George Bakalis.

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