The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force has determined police officers in Lake Station, Indiana, were justified when they shot and killed an elderly man who pointed a shotgun at them, and a report sheds some light on what appeared to have been a “suicide by cop.”
Police said three Lake Station officers confronted the man around 10:30 a.m. in the parking lot of Lake Station City Hall, which also houses the Lake Station Police Department.
The sergeant watched the 45-year-old man shoot another male about 6:30 p.m. in a business near 111th Street and Spaulding Avenue, according police and the Cook County medical examiner’s office. Officers could be seen investigating inside Blackthorn Pub, at 3300 W. 111th St.
Two suspects were taken into custody Thursday afternoon after they sped away from Chicago Police officers attempting to question them in the West Lawn neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Illinois State Police were defending their decision not to frisk a man who was taken to Highland Park Hospital after a traffic crash a few days ago, before the man was shot and killed by police when he pulled out a gun in the emergency room.
Highland Park police said the man was reported to be aggressive while at the hospital early Monday morning, and when officers showed up, the man pulled out a handgun.
Kurtis Garrett, 32 of the 6200 block of South Ada Street, was charged with two felony counts of aggravated assault of a peace officer, police said in a statement early Monday.
A 17-year-old boy has been charged with attempted murder after he opened fire at Chicago Police officers and was then shot by police Wednesday night in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side.
About 11 p.m., officers conducting a traffic stop in the 5100 block of South Wood saw two males exchanging gunfire from opposite sides of the street, according to a statement from Chicago Police.
Dorothy Holmes filed the lawsuit Wednesday in U.S. District Court on behalf of her son, Ronald Johnson. About 12:35 a.m. on Oct. 12, the 25-year-old Johnson was shot by Chicago Police in the 5400 block of South King Drive. He was pronounced dead less than an hour later.
Maywood police shot a male early Saturday morning after he reached for a gun in his waistband, police said.
Shortly before midnight, police officers saw two armed men approach two other men walking down an alley near the 7900 block of South Justine Street, police said. The suspects announced a robbery, and when they spotted police, the suspects shot the two men in the alley.
Chicago police shot and killed a 17-year-old boy in the Archer Heights neighborhood Monday night, after he allegedly ignored orders to drop a knife.
-An investigation is underway after Chicago Police shot and killed a 26-year-old man who pointed a gun at officers overnight.
An undercover Chicago Police officer is recovering after he was hit by a car during an arrest, forcing other officers to open fire on the suspect Saturday evening on the Near West Side.
Two people were injured Wednesday morning, when their car crashed and flipped over as they were fleeing police officers who fired shots when the suspects allegedly tried to run them over.
Attorneys for an unarmed man who was shot and killed last year by an off-duty Chicago police officer have asked the U.S. Justice Department to investigate the shooting.
Protesters gathered outside the Dirksen Federal Building on Wednesday, saying the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer in Ferguson, Mo., and statistics regarding fatal police-involved shootings in the Chicago area show it’s time for a sweeping federal investigation into police conduct.
About 9 p.m., two males were shooting at each other in the 900 block of East 80th Street, police said. One of the males and two other people — a male and female — were shot.
Police responded to a complaint of armed men in the 2800 block of West Polk Street on Sunday night; and when officers approached the men matching the descriptions in the complaint, one began running away, police said. He ran through a gangway and took a gun out from his waistband.
He ran through a gangway and took a gun out from his waistband, police said. An officer told him to drop his weapon, but he went to “an elevated position” and pointed his gun at the officer, according to police.