Oct. 18: At approximately 1:10 a.m., in Deering (009th District), officers responded to a call of a domestic battery in the 3200 block of S. Halsted. Officers arrived to discover the offender had battered his girlfriend and was standing over her wielding two knives. At this time, officers announced their office and ordered the offender to drop the knives. The offender refused to comply with any verbal commands and instead lunged towards officers in an aggressive manner still wielding the knives. As a result of this action, and in fear of their lives, an officer discharged his weapon fatally striking the offender. There were no reported injuries to officers and two knives were recovered on the scene.
The matter remains under investigation and anyone with information should call Area Central Detectives at 312-747-8380.