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Suburban Chicago police fatally shoot man who stabbed cop

Three Crest Hill officers responded to the scene and, when they confronted the man he stabbed one of them in the femoral artery. An officer then shot the man several times and he died on the scene.

CREST HILL, Ill. (AP) — Officers in a Chicago suburb fatally shot a man after he stabbed and seriously wounded an officer during a confrontation as police responded to a domestic call, police said.



The Will County Sheriff’s Office said a woman called police Monday night and said her husband had punched her in the face while children were present. During the call, the man could be heard shouting, saying he was going to kill himself and to “go ahead and send the police in."

Three Crest Hill officers responded to the scene and when they confronted the man he stabbed one of them in the leg, police said. An officer then shot the man several times and he died on the scene.

The deceased man has been identified as 30-year-old Matthew Parks.

The officer who was stabbed suffered a cut to the femoral artery and was rushed to a Joliet hospital where he was listed in serious condition but has been stabilized.

The Will and Grundy County Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the shooting.

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