Minor shot dead by police in Sauk village after resisting arrest: authorities – NBC Chicago
The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Task Force has been called in to investigate a shooting in which a Sauk Village police officer shot a young man who resisted his arrest and fled from officers, according to the state law enforcement agency.
The incident occurred around 8:50 a.m. Friday morning when officers from the Sauk Village Police Department responded to the 22,000 block of Torrence Avenue regarding “a call involving a young male,” Sauk Police said. State. Authorities have not provided the specific reason why police were called.
Sauk Village police arrested the alleged suspect and attempted to arrest him, but the individual resisted, police said. The minor then fled with a handcuff on one of his wrists, authorities said.
Officers pursued the suspect and at one point an officer discharged his weapon, striking the minor, police said. The suspect was transported to an area hospital, but was treated and released by Saturday afternoon.
NBC 5 has yet to independently verify the account of events provided by law enforcement. The investigation was still ongoing Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
Anyone with information regarding the shooting has been asked to call ISP Zone 1 Investigations at (847) 294-4400.