Sheriff's deputy shoots robbery suspect who crashed stolen car, brandished weapon

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

WADSWORTH, Ill. (WLS) -- A burglary suspect was hospitalized Friday after he was shot by a Lake County Sheriff's Deputy.

Sheriff's deputies responded to reports of a man burglarizing a car in Wadsworth at approximately 4:45 Friday morning. A resident said the man also attacked her husband.

Officials said the suspect ran from deputies and attempted to escape in a vehicle that was idling in a driveway. The suspect subsequently crashed that car into a tree.

Police report that the suspect then pointed a gun at officers, who fired shots in response. An internal investigation will be conducted.