Armed person inside Fifth Third Bank in Romeoville fatally shot by Will County SWAT team, police say

Armed person inside Fifth Third Bank in Romeoville fatally shot by Will County SWAT team, police say

ROMEOVILLE, Sick. (TOC) — An armed particular person was fatally shot inside a Fifth Third Financial institution department in southwest suburban Romeoville Tuesday afternoon, police stated.

Romeoville police stated they have been known as to the financial institution at 275 S. Weber Highway round 3:40 p.m. after receiving a number of reviews of an armed particular person contained in the constructing demanding that officers reply.

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Romeoville officers have been in a position to talk with the person, who allowed the hostages contained in the enterprise to stroll out to ready officers.

Witnesses informed police the suspect had a gun and had fired the weapon contained in the financial institution a number of instances.

Will County SWAT responded to the scene and relieved Romeoville cops of their positions on the perimeter of the constructing.

“I heard ‘copters above my home and I got here outdoors and I noticed SWAT blockading the intersection,” stated Lisa Coleman, witness.

Romeoville police stated Will County SWAT engaged with the person and one shot was fired by a Will County SWAT officer.

At the least one particular person was seen being wheeled out of the financial institution on a stretcher.

“We did hear one shot and all people was sort of ducking and nearly hitting the bottom,” Coleman stated. “It was very scary, as a result of nothing by no means occurred like this out right here in Romeoville. It by no means.”

Police stated paramedics instantly rendered help to the suspect and rushed them to a hospital, the place they died of their accidents. The particular person’s identification has not but been launched.

There are actually two investigations being performed: one into the motives behind the armed suspect, and one other Illinois State Police investigation into the change between the SWAT officer and the suspect, which led to the suspect’s loss of life.

Police known as it an “remoted incident” and stated it didn’t look like a financial institution theft.

Close by residents stated they have been startled by a loud noise.”It seemed like a gunshot got here within the constructing, or a canister bought shot in,” witness Peter Mars stated. “Everybody strolling within the constructing, it appeared like they defused the state of affairs, however I am undecided.”

Police had shut down Weber Highway between Highpoint Drive and Airport Highway, however it has since reopened to visitors.

The financial institution and adjoining strip mall stay closed.

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