Lombard police officer wounded, suspect killed in shooting after armed robbery report

Friday, December 9, 2022
Lombard cop shot, suspect killed after armed robbery report
A Lombard cop was shot and a suspect killed after a shooting at a smoke shop at Roosevelt Road and Main Street, police said.

LOMBARD, Ill. (WLS) -- An armed robbery suspect has died and a Lombard police officer remains hospitalized Friday after a shooting in the suburb.

Lombard police released a screenshot from an officer-worn body camera. They said it shows an armed robbery suspect firing his weapon at one of their officers.

The incident unfolded at about 4 p.m. Thursday at the Pipes and Tobacco smoke shop on Roosevelt Road, near Main Street in Lombard Thursday, according to police.

Police said the responding officers encountered two male suspects nearby.

Police said the preliminary investigation shows one of the suspects opened fire on the officers. The window of the squad car was shattered by one of the bullets. Police then returned fire according to authorities.

One officer was struck and one suspect was struck. Both were taken to an area hospital. A male suspect was later pronounced dead.

Village officials said the officer is a 33-year-old six-year veteran of the department. He was shot in the leg and underwent surgery Thursday night, village officials said, and is stable as he continues to recover.

The DuPage County Metropolitan Emergency Response Team and the Public Integrity Unit have begun an independent investigation into the incident.

Authorities said the officer's injuries are not life-threatening. Meanwhile, a second suspect is in custody and charges are pending.