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Rockford man slain after exchanging shots with officers

Officers were responding to a domestic dispute and entered the home Thursday night where they exchanged shots with the man.

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Rockford man slain after exchanging shots with officers

Update 2: According to the Winnebago County State's Attorney's Office, 911 dispatchers received a call from a woman saying that a man, later identified as Peter J. Jaeger, was being verbally abusive towards a woman and that she had locked herself in the bathroom. Dispatchers reported that the man (Jaeger) could be heard yelling at the woman in the background stating that he may commit suicide by police when they arrive. A few minutes after arrival, responding officers heard screaming and sounds from inside the home that appeared as if the man was attempting to break into the locked bathroom where the woman was hiding. The officers believed that the domestic disturbance became/was about to become physical and decided to make entry into the house through the garage. According to the press release, almost immediately after making entry, officers were confronted by Peter Jaeger who was holding a firearm. A Rockford Police Officer fired 4 times at Mr. Jaeger, who was pronounced dead at St. Anthony's Hospital.

Update: The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. in the 4100 block of Linden Road.

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man has died after being shot by a police officer responding to a report of a domestic dispute at a home in northern Illinois.

Officers heard a disturbance and entered the home Thursday night where they exchanged shots with the man, Rockford police said.

The man was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Winnebago-Boone County Integrity Task Force is investigating the officer’s use of force, police said.

Rockford is northwest of Chicago and south of the state line with Wisconsin.


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