Male Offender Shot and Killed by Police Near Chippendale Ln and Mill Pond Dr in Glendale Heights After Reported Vehicular Hijacking at Bloomingdale Walmart

Police were called for a person with a knife in the nearby Bloomingdale Walmart. They chased him to this scene and shots were fired by police.

Bloomingdale Police responded to a report about 7:20 p.m. Friday April 5, 2019 of a male offender armed with a knife involved in a theft or armed vehicular hijacking at the Walmart Store, 314 West Army Trail Road.

UPDATE: The male offender killed by police was identified as Julius Glover of Carol Stream.

While police were investigating the report, a shopper told police the male offender armed with a knife stole her car. Bloomingdale police then spotted the male offender in her car and followed him to the intersection of Chippendale Lane and Mill Pond Drive located in a residential neighborhood in Glendale Heights.

As police attempted to make a traffic stop, the male offender stopped, and exited the car, according to police. He then “brandished the knife at officers” and “moved rapidly” toward police. More than one police officer shot at the suspect, and the suspect was struck by gunfire from police. The male offender was transported by Glenside FPD firefighter/paramedics to Adventist Medical Center Glen Oaks, where he was pronounced dead.

Bloomingdale police confirmed they were “investigating an incident” that originated at Wal-Mart, 314 West Army Trail Road and concluded in Glendale Heights

Initially police did not confirm that shots were fire by the police, and Glendale Heights Police said one officer was transported to a local hospital. As a standard operating procedure, the police officer that fires shots in a police-involved shooting is transported to a hospital — whether they report they are injured or not. Initially there was a report that no police officers were injured.

A neighbor, Brad Newlan, interviewed by ABC 7 Chicago said, “I heard 5 or 6 gunshots, I was inside my house, it sounded like a crash, but it was gunshots. My dogs went crazy and everything, I came out outside there was a bunch of police response,” Newlan said. “20 or 30 squad cars an fire trucks and ambulances. From what I understand, from what I heard heard somebody fleeing from police and they brandished a weapon.”

DuPage County Major Crime Task Force is assisting with the investigation.

Director of Public Safety, Frank Giammarese identified the man fatally shot by police as Julius Glover.

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Police activity in Glendale Heights as the Major Crimes Task Force responds to the area of Schmale Road and Millpond Drive after a vehicular hijacking was reported at Walmart in Bloomingdale.