Man Shot Dead by Police Inside Highland Park Hospital

An "aggressive" patient at the hospital pulled out a gun when police and staffers tried to calm him, police said

A man who police say was armed with a handgun was shot dead by police early Monday at a hospital in Highland Park, north of Chicago.

Illinois State Police officials said the entire incident began shortly after 11 p.m. when police responded to a crash on Route 94 near Lake Cook Road and arrested the driver for driving under the influence.

Two passengers in the vehicle, Christopher Anderson and his 9-year-old daughter, were taken to Highland Park Hospital, police said.

A few hours later, about 1:30 a.m., Highland Park police officers responded to a call for assistance with an "aggressive subject" at the hospital. Officers and hospital staff attempted to calm Anderson, who pulled out a handgun, police said.

After "repeated efforts" to get him to drop his weapon, officers fired, according to the statement. Anderson was struck and pronounced dead, police said.

Outraged family members on Monday were adamant Anderson didn't have a gun and said police have not given them updates about what happened.

No other injuries were reported. Anderson's daughter was out of the hospital Monday and with her mom.

The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force was investigating the shooting.

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