A 25-year-old woman, who was fatally shot early Monday morning by a police officer in suburban Villa Park, called 911 to report a person with a gun prior to the shooting, authorities said.
At approximately 2:06 a.m., a woman called police and said someone was walking around outside with a gun in the area of 200 East Kenilworth Avenue, which is near the intersection of South Summit Avenue.
According to police, officers "encountered a person who walked directly toward them while armed with a handgun." Responding officers told the woman to drop the gun several times, police said. An officer, "in fear for his life," shot the individual four times when she refused to drop the gun, according to a news release from Villa Park police. Officers then immediately began lifesaving measures, authorities said.
The woman, who was identified as Haven Bailey, 25, was transported to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in Downers Grove, but didn't survive her wounds, police said. NBC 5 hasn't independently verified the account of events provided by police.
According to police, Bailey made the initial 911 call to report the person with a gun. A black pellet gun "made to look like a Sig Sauer 1911 pistol" was recovered from the scene, authorities said.
The shooting remains under investigation by the DuPage County MERIT public integrity unit.