Male in SUV Armed with Semi-Automatic Handgun Is Shot by Police at 7-Eleven Parking Lot on Crawford Ave Near Oakton St, Skokie

Police shot a man they said was armed outside of a 7-Eleven in Skokie Monday night (Eric Cox/CBS Chicago).

Skokie Police responded about 11:16 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2020 to a report of a suspicious person inside a dark-colored SUV at the 7-Eleven at 7950 Crawford Avenue, according to the police department.

Skokie Police Department reported that as police officers approached the vehicle, a male inside the SUV displayed a semi-automatic handgun. The SUV was parked directly in front of the store window near the left side of the window — when facing the store.

A Skokie police officer shot one round, striking a male in the abdomen. Skokie firefighter/paramedics were dispatched at 11:37 p.m. A second ambulance was dispatched about 11:42 p.m.

The armed subject was transported by Skokie Fire Department firefighter/paramedics to a local hospital for treatment of his gunshot wound. Initially the severity of the man’s gunshot wound was not released.

According to Skokie Police Department, the Skokie police officer suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.

A handgun was recovered from the scene.

The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Unit and the Skokie Police are conducting investigations into the incident as part of standard operating procedure in a police-involved shooting.

Skokie police urge anyone with information about the incident to contact the Skokie Police Department at 847-982-5900. The 24-hour Skokie Crime Tip Hotline is 847-933-TIPS (8477). Text-A-Tip is available 24-hours a day by texting “Skokie” and your tip info to 847411.

Police shot a man they said was armed outside of a 7-Eleven in Skokie Monday night.



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