Bolingbrook police fatally shoot man who allegedly fatally stabbed dog, stabbed and injured man

ByTre Ward and ABC7 Chicago Digital Team via WLS logo
Saturday, July 23, 2022
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Bolingbrook police said one of their officers shot and killed a man who had fatally stabbed a dog and also stabbed another man on Spruce Road Friday.

BOLINGBROOK, Ill. (WLS) -- Bolingbrook police said one of their officers shot and killed a man who had fatally stabbed a dog and also stabbed another man Friday.

According to police, officers were called to the 500-block of Spruce Road shortly after 3:20 p.m. Friday for the report of a male who had stabbed and killed a dog.

"This is a quiet block, so you never know who you're living next to, at all," said Shantel Wade, neighbor. "You have to be mindful of your surroundings."

While on the way, officers were told the same male had also stabbed another man.

When they got there, officers engaged with the suspect and shot him, police said. Residents took cover inside their homes.

"I decided to close all the curtains and be in my house to see if I could stay safe," said neighbor Marlon Marrlquin.

Both the suspect and the stabbing victim were taken to area hospitals. The suspect died of his injuries. The stabbing victim is in stable condition, police said.

Police said they believe this was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the public.

The Will Grundy Major Crimes Task Force is leading the investigation into the incident. The officer has been placed on paid administrative leave as per department policy.