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Menelik Jackson grabbed his gun and set out for revenge early Saturday morning. He had a score to settle, police say, and was looking for the men who’d apparently wronged his friend. Moments earlier, Jackson’s friend was punched in the face during a “petty dispute” with a group of Hispanic men on a party bus. So Jackson left the scene of the dispute, only to return to the area shortly after 2:30 a.m., armed with a .40-caliber handgun. But the bus — and the men inside — were gone. It was happenstance that John Rivera, an off-duty police officer in Chicago’s Sixth District, left a nearby pizza bar with three friends around 3:30 a.m. and piled into a car. It was then, police say, that 24-y... Full story

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