Zion police shooting: Man fatally shot during possible attempted break-in ID’d as George Franklin, Lake County officials say

Zion police shooting: Man fatally shot during possible attempted break-in ID’d as George Franklin, Lake County officials say

ZION, Sick. (TOC) — A Zion police officer shot and killed a person who Lake County officers mentioned had a gun and was attempting to interrupt into a house Thursday night.

The mom of the person killed instructed police she had an order of safety in opposition to him, and he was attempting to interrupt into her dwelling.

Officers mentioned they obtained a name saying the 47-year-old male family member, who the coroner’s workplace has since recognized as George Franklin, was attempting to interrupt into the house within the 2800-block of Ezra Avenue. Zion police responded to the decision inside minutes, officers mentioned.

When police obtained there, they mentioned he was within the yard making an attempt to get into the home. Police mentioned George had a gun and refused to drop it and began taking pictures at police.

“The person produced a firearm out of his clothes, turned towards the officers with the firearm, and shot rounds,” mentioned Christopher Covelli with the Lake County Main Crime Process Power. “The law enforcement officials retreated. The person ran roughly one block to the west with a firearm. A 3rd police officer that arrived on the scene encountered the person. That third police officer did shoot the person.”

George’s mom, Josephine Franklin, mentioned she instructed police she was involved for her well-being.

“I have to know the reality,” Josephine mentioned. “I do not wish to know something however the reality. I cannot relaxation till I discover the reality.”

George was taken to Vista East Medical Middle in Waukegan, the place he died. Preliminary post-mortem outcomes indicated that he died from a number of gunshot wounds, the coroner’s workplace mentioned.

Not one of the officers have been shot within the incident, however the officer who fired the deadly shot was taken to an space hospital for analysis.

Police mentioned there was an order of safety in opposition to the George, however he had not but been served with the order.

An investigation by the Lake County Main Crimes Process Power is ongoing.

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