Police Kill Gun-Wielding Waukegan Man at Hotel

Officers say they fired in self defense

By Jennifer Schwarz
|  Thursday, Feb 16, 2012  |  Updated 7:57 AM CDT
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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. 

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