A man was in critical condition Monday morning, after a Crystal Lake police officer shot him, when the man allegedly lunged at the officer with a knife.
The officer told the 23-year-old man to drop the gun and put his hands up, but instead he turned and raised the gun toward the officer, authorities said.
The video shows the officer firing at the car as it was backing away during a traffic stop in December 2013. Two of the teens were hurt.
A man suspected in a string of dollar store robberies in south suburban Harvey was shot to death by police outside a church Sunday afternoon.
The teens were wounded on Dec. 22 near 95th and La Salle after Chicago Police officers curbed a stolen car packed with joyriders, the department said in a statement after the incident.
Lake County prosecutors announced an investigation has determined a Zion police officer was justified when he shot and killed 17-year-old Justus Howell last month.
The Chicago police union says an officer “inadvertently” shot an armed robbery suspect early Friday, after the suspect elbowed the officer in the chest in Canaryville.
A suspected armed robber was shot after Chicago Police say he charged at an officer in the South Side Canaryville neighborhood, making the officer’s gun discharge.
Howell was shot while fleeing police about 2 p.m. on April 4, near 24th and Galilee, police said. A handgun was recovered, police said. Two witnesses have told the Sun Times that Howell was not armed at the time of the shooting.
Lake County Major Crimes Task Force Cmdr. George Filenko said investigators were chasing down some 50 leads into the circumstances surrounding the death of Justus Howell of Waukegan.
Chicago police shot and killed an 18-year-old man last night, after officers say he pointed a gun at them, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
About 200 people gathered Saturday in front of the Zion Police Department after the shooting death of a teen last week by police.
Relatives of a 17-year-old boy fatally shot by a Zion police officer called for justice for Justus Howell on Sunday. Family members said he was shot twice in the back, which authorities confirmed.
The incident occurred after police responded to reports of a fight in the 2300 block of Gilead Avenue.
About 4:15 p.m., gang enforcement officers on patrol in the 6100 block of South Rockwell approached the 34-year-old man for a narcotics investigation.
Police responded to a report of a domestic battery in the 2400 block of Rockwood Drive shortly before 8 p.m. A woman told police her husband was heavily armed, and had attacked her inside the house. When officers arrived, a man confronted them while armed with two rifles.
A domestic disturbance in south suburban Posen ended with police officers shooting a man who allegedly refused to drop his weapon.
The family of 19-year-old Roshad McIntosh filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the Chicago Police Department on Wednesday, alleging wrongful death and civil rights violations.
Laquan McDonald was shot after he allegedly slashed the tires of several vehicles, including a police squad car, and allegedly refused officers’ orders to drop his knife on Oct. 20, 2014.
Charges have been filed in connection with a police-involved shooting early Sunday in the West Englewood neighborhood.