Lombard police officer wounded, armed robbery suspect shot dead in exchange of gunfire in western suburb
Police were called to a store in the 100 block of Roosevelt Road around 4:05 p.m. Thursday and confronted two suspects nearby, in the area of Ann and Lincoln streets, officials said in a statement.
A Lombard police officer was wounded and an armed robbery suspect was shot dead in an exchange of gunfire in the western suburb Thursday afternoon.
Police were called to an armed robbery at a store in the 100 block of Roosevelt Road around 4:05 p.m. and confronted two suspects nearby, in the area of Ann and Lincoln streets, officials said in a statement.
One of the suspects shot at the officers and they returned fire, according to the statement. An officer and one of the suspects were hit in the exchange of gunfire.
The Lombard police department released a screenshot from an officer’s body camera that it says shows the suspect firing at the officer. Smoke can be seen coming from what looks like a gun pointed straight at the camera.
The suspect was pronounced dead at a hospital and the officer underwent surgery, reportedly for a wound to the leg.
The second suspect was taken into custody, and the statement said charges were pending.
The DuPage County Metropolitan Emergency Response and Investigative Team and the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office were investigating.
No other details were released.