ROMEOVILLE, Sick. (TOC) — An armed man who was fatally shot by police inside a financial institution in Romeoville earlier this week has been recognized.
Gregory Walker, 65, of Crest Hill, died as the results of a gunshot wound, the Will County coroner’s workplace mentioned. His identification was launched Friday after the coroner’s workplace situated and notified his household after “an exhaustive search” involving the chilly case squad.
The coroner’s workplace mentioned an post-mortem was carried out on Wednesday. A remaining trigger and method of his dying will likely be decided later, pending police, post-mortem and toxicological experiences.
Observe: The video within the participant above is from a earlier report.
Mobile phone video reveals Walker holding hostages inside a Fifth Third Financial institution department earlier this week. The scenario ended when a SWAT staff member killed the person.
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Romeoville police and Illinois State Police are actually investigating why the gunman went into the financial institution and took clients and staff hostage. All of them obtained out safely, and two of these hostages informed a narrative a couple of very troubled man.
Hostages mentioned the gunman fired three pictures contained in the Romeoville financial institution Tuesday and began talking to them.
Full interview with Roxana Boyden
One in all hostages, mom of 4 Roxana Boyden, recalled what the gunman mentioned.
“He adamantly talked about how we’re necessary,” Boyden mentioned. “We’re mothers, we now have children. He said he had nobody.”
One other mom held hostage, Sandra Mendoza, captured video of the gunman who stored speaking.
“‘I am not right here to harm you. I am not right here to harm nobody, I am not right here for the cash,'” Mendoza mentioned. “‘I am right here as a result of I am uninterested in life. I’m uninterested in life, I am drained the financial institution screwed me over.’ That is what he stored on saying.”
Full interview with Sandra Mendoza
The gunman’s motive stays unclear. The hostages estimate they have been held captive for half-hour. Throughout that point, the gunman talked about his circle of relatives.
“He mentioned his mother had handed, and nobody informed him something about it,” Mendoza mentioned. “Within the obituary they did not even embody him as a son.”
Additionally they mentioned he deliberate on dying.
“He actually informed us, ‘I am right here to die tonight, both I will take my life, or they’ll take it. However I am not leaving right here right this moment,'” Mendoza mentioned.
In the end, the gunman set the hostages free. As soon as legislation enforcement arrived, he was shot, transported to the hospital, and pronounced useless.
The 2 moms mentioned these 30 terrifying minutes revealed what life is really about.
“In any case this, I am a powerful believer we should always dwell life to the fullest and love each other it doesn’t matter what,” Mendoza mentioned.
“By the grace of God, I am okay,” Boyden added. “I am with my household the place I ought to be.”
The Will County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned a member of its SWAT staff fired one shot that hit the suspect.
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