Man shot by police in Glendale Heights charged, given $250K bond

GLENDALE HEIGHTS, Ill. (WLS) -- Bond has been set for the man who was shot by Glendale Heights Police Saturday after he refused to drop the knives he was holding.

George Almeida has been charged with felony aggravated assault against a police officer, officials said. His bond has been set at $250,000 with ten percent to apply.

Officials said Almeida may also face misdemeanor charges.

Police said they responded to a domestic disturbance in the 0-100 block of Joseph Lane at approximately 1:05 a.m. when they found Almeida holding the knives. They said Almeida was shot when he ignored commands to drop the weapons and began to walk toward the officers.

Almeida sustained a gunshot wound to the leg and was treated at a hospital.

Almeida is scheduled to be arraigned on January 28. The shooting is under investigation.
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