CHICAGO Already in hot water, tackle-center of the Chicago Bears Tank Johnson was in a nightclub early Saturday morning when a man who called himself the bodyguard lineman was killed by gunfire, authorities have said..
The murder occurred some twelve hours after Johnson had publicly apologized to his teammates and members of his family following his third arrest in 18 months. Johnson, the starting center-defensive tackle for the Bears, Do not insert the uniform during Sunday’s game against Tampa Bay.
Johnson agreed to cooperate in the investigation of the police, but was asked not to comment on the events, the lawyer said the player the Bears, Thomas Briscoe. He was questioned first time on Saturday and was to be again later in the day.
The death of Willie B. Posey, 26, was found around 2 at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. The shooting took place following a brawl at the Ice Bar, a nightclub in a fashionable area of town, the River North, said the spokesman for the Chicago Police Monique Bond. The police intervened at this location around 1:30 and then they found the lifeless body of Posey, who was hit in the left shoulder and chest.
Johnson was not home during the search, but he later surrendered to police and was placed under arrest for possession of six firearms without a license, which were found at his residence, police said. He was released after depositing 10 percent of his bail, set at $ 1000.