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Villa Park police fatally shoot woman armed with pellet gun

The woman, identified as 25-year-old Haven Bailey, was carrying a pellet gun “made to look like a Sig Sauer 1911 Pistol” and allegedly ignored officer’s commands to drop it, Villa Park police said in a statement. 

Villa Park police shot and killed a woman early Monday while responding to a report of someone with a gun, the department said.

The woman, identified as 25-year-old Haven Bailey, was carrying a pellet gun “made to look like a Sig Sauer 1911 Pistol” and allegedly ignored officer’s commands to drop it, Villa Park police said in a statement.

Officers encountered Bailey after someone called 911 and reported a person with a gun about 2:06 a.m. in the 200 block of East Kenilworth Avenue, police said.

Bailey allegedly walked towards the officers while carrying the gun, and an officer shot her four times “in fear of his life” when she refused to drop the gun, police said.

She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

Investigators believe Bailey made the initial 911 call to report the person with a gun, police said.

The DuPage County public integrity unit was investigating.