Woman killed, officer wounded during shoot-out in Oak Forest grocery store

There was an “exchange of gunfire” Inside the Food4Less grocery store, and both Ketura Wilson and an Oak Forest officer were shot, police said.

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A woman was killed and an officer wounded during a shoot-out Apr. 3, 2022, in an Oak Forest grocery store.

A woman was killed and an officer wounded during a shoot-out Apr. 3, 2022, in an Oak Forest grocery store.

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A woman was killed and an Oak Forest police officer wounded during a shoot-out Sunday morning in a Food4Less grocery store.

Just before 11 a.m., officers responded to a call of a motorist in need of assistance in the 6000 block of 159th Street, according to Oak Forest police.

Officers found the driver, 21-year-old Ketura Wilson, armed with a gun and attemptedtotransport her to a hospital for a mental health evaluation, Oak Forest and Illinois State Police said.

She fled and officers followed her to the Food4Less grocery store at 5556 W. 159th St. while attempting to negotiate with her, police said.

There was an “exchange of gunfire” Inside the store, according to police. Both Wilson and an Oak Forest officer were struck, police said.

Wilson died of her injuries, according to police. The officer was listed in serious condition, police said.

The Illinois Public Integrity Task Force and the Oak Forest Police Department will investigate the incident.

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