He may be the Chief of Police, and well into his sixties to boot, but Bill McManus showed last night that 'once a cop, always a cop,' News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.
After four people were hurt in a shooting at a north side moving company, it was McManus, who was off duty and wearing civilian clothing, who personally arrested the suspect.
"I just happened to be in the area and came across the suspect," McManus said.
Police say it started with an escalating argument inside the office of a moving company at San Pedro and Oblate, on the north side. One of the people involved in the argument pulled a gun and started shooting, according to officers.
As the man who was the most badly wounded ran into a nearby McDonalds yelling for help, the suspect dropped the gun and started running, but his directional judgement was really awful, because he ended up running right into the waiting arms of not just any officer, but the Chief of Police, who held him for officers.
It appears that only two of the four victims were shot, with the other two suffering minor injuries in the confusion. None of the injuries is said to be life threatening.
McManus says its unclear what the argument was about, but 'he was told it was about money that was owed.'