Buffalo Grove police responded to a 9-1-1 call from a man who displayed two handguns over his head and fired shots in the air; he was shot when refused to put the guns down and continued to approach police (CBS Chicago). YouTube Tips ⓘ
Police responded about 12:30 a.m. and firefighters and paramedics from Buffalo Grove responded about 12:39 a.m. Thursday, December 2, 2021 to a report from a man that he was armed at the former JCC building . When Buffalo Grove police arrived on the scene they discovered a man holding two handguns over his head. Police ordered him to stop and put the guns down, but he continued to walk toward the police officers. The man also fired shots in the air with the handguns. When the man continued to approach the police officers, he was shot by both police officers, according to Buffalo Grove Police Department Deputy Chief Michael Szos. The police officers immediately administered emergency first aid and CPR, and called for paramedics to respond to the scene.
The Buffalo Grove police officers do not wear body cams, but the police department believes police vehicle dash cams captured the shooting.
The shooting occurred in the east parking lot by Radcliffe Road in Buffalo Grove which is about 300 to 400 yards east of Arlington Heights Road near the S-curve.
A man who said he was the shooting victim’s father parked on Radcliffe Road and walked up to two police officers about 4:30 a.m. to tell them he was the shooting victim’s father. He buckled and bent over with his head down and his hand on his knees while talking to the police officers.
Neighbors to the east of the property were worried that there was a shooter at large after they heard gunshots and saw a large amount of police activity and three ambulances and a ladder truck at the scene. At least two witnesses saw police administering CPR to the victim.
One ambulance and paramedics were assigned to the shooting victim and the other two ambulances and paramedics were assigned to assess the police officers. Standard operating procedure involves transportation of police officers to a local hospital following police-involved shootings.
Police investigators canvassed the neighborhood and spoke with neighbors, used a drone for photography, and set up a tent from the Arlington Heights Police Department to help protect evidence.
The identity of the victim was not initially released by police. A press conference was held score sunrise by Deputy Chief Michael Szos at the north end of the parking lot of the former JCC near Thornton Lane.
Buffalo Grove Police Department Deputy Chief Michael Szos describes a deadly encounter when an armed man fired handguns into the air and approached police (WGN News). YouTube Tips ⓘ
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