Man killed in exchange of gunfire with Shorewood police at motel — second police shooting in southwest suburbs over 4 hours
Officers were called to the La Quinta Inn on Frontage Road Monday evening about a man who had been asking for an ambulance in the parking lot, police said in a statement.
Shorewood police shot and killed a man while answering a call at a motel Monday night — the second police shooting in the southwest suburbs in four hours.
Officers were called to the La Quinta Inn on Frontage Road around 11:30 p.m. about a man who had been asking for an ambulance in the rear of the parking lot, police said in a statement.
The officers found Jose DeJesus Hernandez, of Oswego, in a car and, as they approached, he pulled a gun, police and the Will County Coroner’s office said. The officers took cover and told Hernandez to put down his gun.
After a brief standoff, Hernandez, 40, fired and a Shorewood officer shot back and hit him, police said. Hernandez died at the scene.
The incident was being investigated by the Will-Grundy Major Crimes Task Force.
Four hours earlier, a man was shot and killed by Crest Hill police after he stabbed and seriously wounded a police officer answering a domestic call, officials said. Crest Hill is about 16 miles from Shorewood.