Second man charged in shooting of off-duty CPD officer in March

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Damonte Majors | Chicago Police

A second man has been charged with shooting an off-duty Chicago Police officer during a robbery in the Far South Side Washington Heights neighborhood in March.

Damonte Majors, 22, of the 8700 block of South Sangamon was charged with attempted first-degree murder, vehicular invasion, and two counts of armed robbery, all felonies, according to Chicago Police.

Majors and 24-year-old Samuel Harviley are accused in the shooting of an off-duty officer on March 21, authorities said.

The 49-year-old officer was parking his car after work outside his home in the 10100 block of South Green about 2:25 a.m. and didn’t notice his attackers until they were standing near the car, authorities said.

Harviley opened the driver’s side door as Majors opened the front passenger side door, both with guns in their hands, prosecutors said.

Majors demanded property from the officer, who gave him his cellphone and wallet, prosecutors said. Harviley ordered the officer out of the car and forced him to the ground. While holding him on the ground at gunpoint, they threatened to shoot him if they moved.

The victim was worried they would find his gun and realize he was a police officer, and continued to move around on the ground, prosecutors said. Majors told Harviley to shoot the officer if he continued moving and Harviley fired at the officer, striking him in the leg.

Harviley and Majors then ran across the street and down a gangway toward Peoria Street, but the officer drew his weapon and fired, prosecutors said.

Twelve minutes later, Harviley arrived at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park with a gunshot wound to the arm and was arrested, prosecutors said. 

The victim identified Harviley in a photo lineup as the person who shot him, prosecutors said. Harviley admitted robbing the victim and that the gun he was holding went off, striking the victim.

The victim also identified Majors in a photo lineup, but he fled Chicago immediately after the shooting, prosecutors said. He was arrested in East Lansing, Michigan. Their getaway driver has not yet been charged.

Judge Peggy Chiampas ordered Majors, who was also charged with a 2015 armed robbery, held without bond Thursday.

Harviley, whose last known address was in the 1000 block of West 87th, was previously ordered held without bond.

Samuel Harviley

Samuel Harviley

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