DES PLAINES, Ill. (WLS) — A man was shot and killed by Des Plaines police officers Wednesday night, police said.
Officers were dispatched to the 1400 block of Thacker Street around 7:37 pm to assist paramedics. While the officers were en route, police said they were told a 55-year-old man was having a psychotic breakdown and may have had access to an ax or machete.
Police said the situation escalated after officers arrived on the scene and they unexpectedly encountered the man in a common hallway in the building.
The man was then shot by officers and later pronounced dead at a local hospital, police said.
The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on administrative leave. The Major Case Assistance Team is investigating
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