Man shot by Joliet police after allegedly pointing gun at officer

Few details were released about the shooting that unfolded Thursday in the 1200 Block of Nicholson Street.

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A police shooting was reported Jan. 28, 2021, in Joliet.

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A Joliet police officer shot a man who allegedly pointed a gun at them Thursday morning in the southwest suburb.

The officer shot the man about 10:15 a.m. after the man pointed a gun at the officer while police “engaged in conversation” with him in the 1200 Block of Nicholson Street, according to the Will-Grundy County Major Crimes Task Force, which is investigating the incident.

Officers rendered aid to the man, who is about 30 years old, before he was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center, the task force said. The man underwent surgery at the hospital and his condition was stabilized.

Two officers were hospitalized as a matter of protocol, and have since been released, the task force said.

The Will-Grundy Major Crimes Task Force continues to investigate the shooting.

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