(ABC) A 26-year-old man who stole a car and then threatened police with knife was fatally shot by police Friday night in west suburban Glendale Heights.
Julius Glover, of Carol Stream, was shot by a Bloomingdale police officer, authorities said.
At about 7 p.m., Bloomingdale police officers were called to the Walmart on West Army Trail Road where Glover allegedly stole a woman’s vehicle while brandishing a weapon.
As officers arrived at the store, they saw Glover leaving the parking lot and followed him on Schmale Road, police said. They followed him to Glendale Heights, where he stopped and got out of the car near Chippendale Lane and Mill Pond, police said.
As officers gave commands, the man took out a knife and “rapidly moved towards them holding the knife in a threatening manner,” police said.
“I heard 5 or 6 gunshots, I was inside my house, it sounded like a crash, but it was gunshots. My dogs went crazy and everything, I came out outside there was a bunch of police response. 20 or 30 squad cars and fire trucks and ambulances,” said neighbor Brad Newlan.
Officers fired their weapons, striking the suspect, police said. The man was given first aid but was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.
An independent investigation is being conducted by the DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force and the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office, police said.
The officers involved were put on paid administrative leave.
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