Oak Lawn Officer Shoots Knife-Wielding Man

Man confronted officers holding two knives

By Jenel Nels
|  Thursday, Dec 9, 2010  |  Updated 8:10 AM CDT
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An Oak Lawn police officer shot a man after the man confronted him and another officer with two knives Wednesday night.

The man's wife called 911 around 8 p.m. Wednesday night and told the operator her husband was trying to kill himself and threatened to hurt officers, according to Oak Lawn police..

When two officers arrived at the home in the 4100 block of West 109th Street, the 40-year-old man confronted them with two knives. A police officer attempted to Taser the man, but he continued to move toward them in an attempt to stab them. The man fell to the ground when a second officer shot him, according to police.

The man was transported to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn where he underwent surgery.

No one else was injured during the incident. The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Unit is investigating.

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