Police Kill Gun-Wielding Waukegan Man at Hotel

Officers say they fired in self defense

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    Man killed (Published Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012)

    Officers shot and killed a man with a handgun Wednesday night at Holiday Inn Express in north suburban Waukegan, police said.

    Police were called to the hotel on the 600 block of Lakehurst Road around 8:30 p.m. for reports of a man brandishing a weapon, officials said. 

    They said the man pointed the gun at them when they arrived. 

    An officer shot one round in self-defense, hitting 34-year-old John Corcoran of Waukegan, police said. 

    Corcoran later died from the wound.