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.
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.