Knife-Wielding Man Fatally Shot By Police
A knife-wielding man who stole a car and apparently threatened police was fatally shot by officers Friday night in the western suburbs of Chicago.
According to the Bloomingdale Police Department, the incident started around 7:00 p.m. when officers were called to a Wal-Mart store in Bloomingdale Chicago following reports that a male was running around with a knife.
Officers were notified that he had stolen the car of a female victim and they later saw the stolen vehicle leaving the parking lot. They are reported to have followed the suspect to Glendale Heights, where the driver stopped and exited the car.
Police are reported to have given him commands but the man “rapidly moved towards them holding the knife in a threatening manner.”
ABC 7 reports that Police then shot and killed him. He was given aid, but, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.
An investigation is ongoing into the death and the Officer’s involved in Friday night’s incident. The man’s identity has not yet been released.