Man Shot Dead By Police In Waukegan

UPDATED 02/16/12 11:48 a.m.

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CBS) — An investigation is underway after police shot and killed an armed suspect in far north suburban Waukegan.

The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Holiday Inn Express in the 600 block of Lakehurst Road in Waukegan. Police had been called to the scene to check out reports of a man with a gun.

LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports

When police arrived, the man — identified as John Corcoran, 34, of Waukegan — pulled out the handgun. One of the officers opened fire when the suspect refused to drop it.

Corcoran was pronounced dead on the scene at 11:20 p.m., according to Lake County Coroner Artis Yancey.

Preliminary investigation by the coroner’s office confirms he suffered a gunshot, but the cause and manner of death will not be official until an autopsy is performed Friday morning, Yancey said.

The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force is investigating.

The Sun-Times Media Wire contributed to this report.

  • Jim

    Does anyone read what they write ?

    • Jaye

      LOL…I feel what you’re saying. Hilarious! LOL

  • non

    Suicide by cop.

  • juju

    There once was a dog. He got sick. He died. The End.

    • USMC

      He was a friend and a fellow Marine who was suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from multiple tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan protecting you right to spout garbage out of your mouth. Do you reseach before you make insulting comments JuJu

  • Afro

    Just because he didn’t drop his firearm they kill him? Was he pointing it at anyone? Was he trying to sit it down gently so it wouldn’t go off? Was anyones life in danger? Report of a man with a gun what law is being broken there?

    CBS I think your investigative quality is going lower and lower on the charts.

    • 38Special

      I hear ya Afro, it’s as if the police were saying OMG a man with a gun, we better go kill him before he gets from his car to his hotel room with it.

      • Afro

        Yeah in this report it doesn’t even say the police told him to drop the gun.

        CBS only you.

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