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.
Police shot a man who allegedly brandished a rifle at them outside a south suburban nightclub early Friday.
Chicago Police officers shot a person who allegedly tried to run down an officer with a vehicle on Saturday afternoon in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side.
An off-duty Cook County Jail investigator was robbed at gunpoint Wednesday night, then exchanged gunfire with the robbers in the Roscoe Village neighborhood on the North Side.
An allegedly suicidal man with a knife was fatally shot by a Chicago Police officer on Christmas Day after he lunged at officers, injuring one of them, authorities said.
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.