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.

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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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