CHICAGO (CBS) — Zion police shot and killed a man clad in body armor and armed with an airsoft gun who was reportedly taking photographs of schools, police said Wednesday.
Police shot the suspect after a brief foot chase, according to a news release from the Lake County’s Sheriff’s office.READ MORE: One Person Missing, Three Rescued From Lake Michigan In Evanston Amid Dangerous Rip Currents
Officers were called to the area of 22nd Street and Bethesda Boulevard near Lakeview Elementary School in Zion around 8:30 a.m. The 911 caller said he was taking photos of Lakeview and Zion-Benton High Schools new tech campus.
The suspicious man, who police said appeared to be wearing body armor, was located by officers, and a foot pursuit ensued.