Geneva suspect dies after days of detention in gunfight with police


The Kane County Sheriff’s Office said a man who police said had been on the run for several days in various Chicago suburbs was killed Wednesday in a shootout with police.

The man, who has not been identified, is suspected of a carjacking in Aurora on Wednesday afternoon. Kane County Sheriff Ronald Hain said police tried to stop the man near South Elgin but failed to stop. Police said the man had a handgun and was driving a stolen gray Honda Accord.

The suspect was eventually stopped at the intersection of South Randall Road and Fabiyan Parkway in Geneva, according to a release. The suspect pulled out the weapon, police said, and police deployed a dog handler named Hudson to try to stop him.

Police and the suspect opened fire and both the suspect and Hudson were beaten, according to a statement.

The suspect was taken to a nearby hospital but was pronounced dead.

In the course of the investigation, police determined that the suspect was “the same individual who escaped from other officers from various agencies several days earlier.”

Dog Officer Hudson also died.

“This is a big loss for us, but he is an absolute hero to us today,” he said in a video posted on Facebook.

Hudson was named after an Illinois state trooper who died in the line of duty, Hein said. He worked for the Sheriff’s Department for several years.

If you have information about this case, please call the Kane County Sheriff’s Investigation Division at (630) 444-1103.


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Written by Natalia Chi

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