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Skokie police shoot armed man in 7-Eleven parking lot

As officers approached the man inside of a parked car, he flashed a semi-automatic handgun, police said.

An armed man was shot March 30, 2020, by police officers in north suburban Skokie.
An armed man was shot March 30, 2020, by police officers in north suburban Skokie.
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A Skokie police officer shot a man who allegedly pulled out a handgun Monday night outside a convenience store in the north suburb.

About 11:15 p.m., officers responded to a call of a suspicious person inside an SUV in the parking lot of a 7-Eleven, 7950 Crawford Ave., Skokie police said in a statement.

As officers approached a man sitting inside, the man allegedly pulled out a semi-automatic handgun, police said.

One officer fired a single shot, striking him in the abdomen, police said. He was taken to the hospital for treatment.

Police said the officer suffered minor injuries, but didn’t specify what they were. A handgun was found at the scene of the shooting.

Illinois State Police were called to investigate the officer’s use of force, according to state police spokeswoman Elizabeth Clausing.

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