Man Shot and Killed by Police in Buffalo Grove First Called 911 on Himself, Officials Say

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A Buffalo Grove police officer fatally shot a man early Thursday morning in the parking lot of a vacant Jewish Community Center after the gunman initially called 911 on himself, according to officials.

Police said officers in Buffalo Grove received a 911 call of a man in a parking lot at Radcliffe Road and Boxwood Lane with two handguns guns. The caller also said the man fired two rounds of shots.

"There's a dude standing out there and he's all crazy," the caller said, according to Buffalo Grove Chief of Police Steven Casstevens. "The dude just popped off two rounds."

The caller also said the man was "dangerous," according to Casstevens.

When the dispatcher asked who the gunman was, the caller replied, "well, that would be me," Casstevens said in a press conference Thursday.

Casstevens said the dispatcher asked the gunman seven times over the phone to drop his weapons, but the man refused.

Two officers arrived on the scene at around 12:30 a.m. to find the man, believed to be in his 20s, with two handguns.

"The initial investigation revealed that the man advanced on the officers, holding a gun in each hand," Casstevens said. "The officers repeatedly asked him to stop and drop his weapons, which he did not do."

The man fired two shots -- one from each gun, police said. Casstevens noted that, at this time, it is unclear whether the shots were fired into the air or in the direction of the officers.

When officers continued to give the man commands to stop, the man kept walking towards them, Casstevens said.

One officers then fired several rounds from his hand gun, none of which struck the man. The other officer also fired shots, which did hit the man.

Officers called an ambulance and started CPR on the man, Casstevens said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The officers were not injured but were taken to an area hospital to be evaluated, and subsequently released. Lake County Major Task Force is helping to investigate.

A neighbor who called 911 after hearing gunshots described the neighborhood as a quiet area. "This happening here is a total shock and surprise," the neighbor said.

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