North Aurora police officer fatally shoots armed man

A North Aurora police officer fatally shot a person who was holding a gun and attempting to get into a house within the west suburb Wednesday.

Officers first responded to the 600 block of Birchwood Drive about 11:15 p.m. for studies man armed with a handgun was making suicidal statements and threatening to shoot somebody, North Aurora police mentioned.

About 20 minutes later, they discovered the person, 54, driving a gold Lincoln Navigator close to Timber Oaks Drive and Eastview Street, police mentioned. The person was instructed to cease however continued into his driveway within the 600 block of Birchwood Drive.

The person then held a gun to his personal head earlier than getting out of his car and approaching the house, police mentioned. He tried to get in via the open storage door and ignored a number of instructions to cease earlier than he was shot.

“Fearing for the security of the people in the home, an officer fired one spherical, hanging the suspect, who fell to the bottom,” police mentioned.

The 54-year-old was taken to Mercy Medical Heart in Aurora the place he was pronounced lifeless, police mentioned.

The officer who shot the person is a 13-year veteran of the North Aurora Police Division, police mentioned. He has been positioned on paid administrative go away pending an investigation.