Questions remain after knife-wielding man shot and seriously injured by Aurora police


A man shot by police in suburban Aurora on Sunday remains in a serious condition, but police have released few details about the incident.

“This is a very unfortunate situation for all involved,” Aurora Police Chief Keith Cross said at a news conference Monday morning. I hope you can get through it.”

Cross said the man who was shot after allegedly charging a policeman with a knife is still listed as in critical condition at a local hospital, but his age, how many times he was hit, or Said he didn’t reveal the type of knife.

Officers also used “non-lethal options” to try to subdue the man, Cross said. rice field.

Cross also said officers had previously been to the residence where the shooting took place, but did not disclose the nature of previous police responses.

The incident unfolded around 10:30 a.m. when police officers went to a house on the 900 block of Colorado Avenue after receiving a 911 call from a family armed with multiple knives and threatening other family members. said Cross.

When the police arrived, they found a man with a knife standing in the doorway of the house “threatening to kill everyone.”

The officer made several efforts to defuse the situation, repeatedly ordering the knife to be dropped.

As some officers were working to evacuate the family from the house, the man walked out the door and confronted the officers in the garage still armed with a knife, Cross said.

The man ran toward the officer, who opened fire and hit the man, Cross said, adding that the man “closed the distance very quickly.”

Officers performed a rescue until paramedics arrived and took the man to the hospital, where he was listed as in critical condition.

The officer who fired the gun was also taken to hospital as per policy, but was later released, Cross said. All officers who responded to the incident have been placed on administrative leave as per policy.

The Kane County Serious Crimes Task Force is investigating.

“A shooting involving a police officer is a traumatic incident for all involved,” Cross said. “We understand that each time an incident of this type occurs, everyone involved is personally affected. increase.”


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Written by Natalia Chi

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