Shorewood police shooting: Man shot, killed after firing on officers outside hotel, police say

Will-Grundy Major Crimes Task Force investigating incident

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Man killed in Shorewood police shooting: law enforcement officials
The man had requested an ambulance to the LaQuinta Inn, but brandished a weapon when officers arrived, Shorewood police said.

SHOREWOOD, Ill. (WLS) -- A south suburban Shorewood police officer shot and killed a man Monday night who had requested an ambulance and then brandished a weapon, firing at officers, Shorewood police said.

Shorewood officers responded about 11:30 p.m. to the LaQuinta Inn, 19747 NE Frontage Road, regarding a man requesting an ambulance in the rear of the parking lot, police said.

The officers found the man in a vehicle in the back of the parking lot, and when police approached him, he brandished a weapon, according to Shorewood police.

Officers took up a place of safety and tried to get the man to put the weapon down, police said.

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After a short standoff, the man fired his weapon, and one Shorewood officer returned fire, hitting the man, according to police.

The man died from his wounds on the scene.

The Will-Grundy Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the incident.