No. 08-2906.

591 F.3d 562 (2010)

Johnny WELLS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Lee RYKER, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided January 6, 2010.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Marc R. Kadish, Attorney, Mayer Brown LLP, Chicago, IL, Christopher P. Murphy (argued), Mayer Brown LLP, Los Angeles, CA, for Plaintiff-Appellant.

Michael M. Glick, Attorney, Retha Stotts, Attorney (argued), Office of the Attorney General, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellee.

Before POSNER, MANION, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.

TINDER, Circuit Judge.

On the morning of June 22, 1999, Johnny Wells flagged down a Chicago city bus shortly after it had left a stop. As the driver let Wells on the bus, one of the passengers, Belinda Smith, frantically asked the driver to let her off. She ran from the back of the bus with Wells in hot pursuit. Gary Harris who, moments before, had walked Smith to the bus stop, saw that she was being pursued by Wells and moved to intervene. Wells stabbed Harris in...

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