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How to end a police standoff: ‘I’m trying to watch the Lakers game — come out’

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Donnell Gardner had a basketball game to watch. But the outreach worker with the Chicago CRED anti-violence program was busy Friday night helping Chicago police officers negotiate with a man holed up in a home in Roseland.
He kept texting the man, encouraging him to surrender and telling him he didn’t want him to die in a shootout. Finally, Gardner found a way to get through to the man. He texted: “I’m trying to watch the Lakers game, come on out.” And the man walked out with his hands in his air. Frank Main has the story…
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