Elk Grove Village Releases Video of Fatal Police-Involved Shooting; Audio of 9-1-1 Call and Police Dispatch

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Jack Murray (SOURCE: family photo via Romanucci & Blandin)
Jack Murray (SOURCE: family photo via Romanucci & Blandin).

On Monday, December 18, 2023, Elk Grove Village Mayor Craig B. Johnson introduced a composite video that combined audio from …

a 9-1-1 call,

audio from police dispatch and radio communications, and

video from body worn cameras from multiple police officers that captured information surrounding the fatal police-involved shooting of Jack Murray, age 24, near his home in the block of 200 Fern Drive on the evening of December 1, 2023.


VIDEO from Elk Grove Village showing fatal shooting of Jack Murray, 26:27 duration (BROADCAST SOURCE: CBS Chicago/Age-restricted video based on YouTubeCommunity Guidelines) …

A thorough introduction by Mayor Johnson explained that police officers respond to protect the community on a daily basis, and expressed his support to the police officers after offering his condolences to the family of Jack Murray.

The body worn camera video images show that Jack Murray, in a yellow hooded sweatshirt, walked down a sidewalk, took some rehearsal swings of the knife or was reacting to tasers that were deployed, and then suddenly changed direction to lunge toward the police officers that were ordering him to drop the knife and raise his hands.

After he lunged toward police, Jack Murray was shot by police. Police immediately began medical treatment and discovered four gunshot wounds.

Sirens from Elk Grove Village Fire Department vehicles could be heard immediately approaching the scene.

Romanucci & Blandin announced a civil investigation into the Elk Grove Village police shooting death of Jack Murray on December 4, 2023.

The law firm published on their official website on December 4, 2023 that their focus is on the police officers’ treatment of a known emotionally distressed person, and their use of de-escalation tactics to preserve Jack’s life and get him the assistance he needed.

The official investigation of the fatal shooting is being conducted by the Major Case Assistance Team.

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