CHICAGO (CBS) — Police have released tapes of calls made to 911 moments before a DuPage County Sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in unincorporated Villa Park on Monday.
The deputy shot and killed Trevon Johnson while responding to 911 calls of a violent domestic disturbance, according to the DuPage County Sheriff’s office. The sheriff’s office said the deputy believed Johnson was armed with a knife. Tuesday night, the sheriff’s office released the tapes of 911 calls from that incident.
The 911 tapes reveal confusion over a domestic dispute that brought deputies to a home near Standish Lane and Ardmore Avenue shortly after midnight Monday.
“My brother is going crazy. He’s breaking stuff, hitting people with glasses, and everything,” Trevon’s brother told 911.
A dispatcher repeatedly asked if Trevon was armed.
Caller: “He was picking up knives and glasses and bottles and everything; throwing them.”
Dispatcher: “Does he have any knives or anything with him right now?”
Caller: “Um, I think so.”
Dispatcher: “Does he have a knife on him now?”
Caller: “Yeah, he’s threatened people.”