Two officers were transported to a hospital as a precaution and were treated and released.
CHICAGO (CBS)–A man was shot by police after he tried to rob a Maywood Burger King on Sunday night, and a bystander captured the gunfire on a cell phone video.
“Anytime you have a bb gun, a toy pistol painted, even some of these 3-dimensional replications, our officers don’t know,” said Valdimir Talley, the Maywood Deputy Chief of Police. “They’re trained to respond to threats. They perceived a threat and I believe they addressed it appropriately.”
Cell phone video shot by someone at a Walgreens store near the shooting shows a person running near the scene. He later drops to the ground after gunshots are heard.
Witnesses said they saw an exchange of gunfire between a man and officers who responded to the area. Over a dozen shell casings could be seen in the street outside a nearby Burger King where the shooting occurred.
Illinois State Police said their Public Integrity Task Force has been requested to investigate the incident, but further information could not be released due to the ongoing investigation.
Crime scene tape was still wrapped around the Burger King Monday morning.
The Illinois State Police Department’s Public Integrity Task Force is investigating the shooting.
The two officers involved in the shooting were placed on administrative leave during the investigation.