Joliet police fatally shoot armed man who threatened to open fire: policeDavid Struetton December 23, 2020 at 2:41 pm

Police shot someone Dec. 22 in Joliet. | Getty Images

Officers gave the man life-saving measures at the scene, but he later died at Silver Cross Hospital, police say.

Joliet police officers shot and killed an armed man who was allegedly threatening to shoot people Tuesday evening in the far southwest suburb.

Officers were called to a man threatening to shoot people about 6:30 p.m. in the 800 block of Second Avenue, Joliet police said in a statement.

Officers found the man in the street holding what appeared to be a handgun, police said.

“This male subject threatened officers on the scene at which time shots were fired,” police said in the statement.

Officers gave the man life-saving measures at the scene, but he was pronounced dead when he arrived at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, police said.

The officers, who were uninjured, were taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet for evaluation.

The Will County coroner’s office has not released the man’s name or autopsy results.

The investigation was turned over to the Will-Grundy Major Crime Task Force, police said.

In 2019, a Joliet police officer fatally shot someone during a hostage standoff after the suspect opened fire on officers.

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