Waukegan police shooting: Officer kills man armed with knife, hammer, gas can during dispute with neighbor and fence fire

Waukegan police shooting: Officer kills man armed with knife, hammer, gas can during dispute with neighbor and fence fire

ByABC7 Chicago Digital Staff through

Wednesday, August 24, 2022 10:33PM

CHICAGO (TOC) — Waukegan police mentioned an officer fatally shot a person who was armed with a knife and hammer and had a gasoline can strapped to his chest throughout a dispute together with his neighbor Wednesday.

Police mentioned officers have been known as to the 1000-block of Glen Courtroom at about 12:45 p.m. for a dispute between neighbors. The caller instructed police one of many neighbors was making an attempt to begin a chainsaw and had gasoline.

When the officer arrived, a wood fence separating the neighbors’ property was on fireplace. The officer acquired his automotive’s fireplace extinguisher to attempt to put out the fireplace, however when approached the fence a person in his 20s, who police mentioned was armed with a knife, a hammer and had a gasoline can taped to his chest, walked towards him.

The officer instructed the person to cease however the man did not pay attention, police mentioned, so the officer shot him. He was pronounced useless on the scene.

To this point the person has solely been recognized as a Waukegan resident in his 20s. Waukegan police mentioned the officer who opened fireplace is a 15-year veteran who’s in his 30s.

Waukegan police have known as in Illinois State Police to research the taking pictures.

No additional particulars have been launched.

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