Man on trial in killing of Chicago cop says he's "proud" to be a "cop-killer"

CHICAGO (AP) - A man on trial in the shooting death of Chicago Police Officer Thor Soderberg took the witness stand and said he's proud he killed the officer.

Bryant Brewer was on the witness stand for more than two hours Thursday before Judge Timothy Joyce halted the trial and ordered him removed after he repeatedly ignored an order to sit down.

When he first took the stand, Brewer appeared confused by questions from his attorney and spoke softly. However, he became irate when questioned by Cook County Assistant State's Attorney Brian Sexton.

At one point, Brewer answered "I'm proud," when Sexton asked if he's "proud of being a cop-killer?"

The 43-year-old Soderberg was shot with his own gun in 2010 outside a South Side police building. Defense attorney Caroline Glennon says Brewer believed Soderberg would kill him.

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