Police shoot, injure man in Skokie
A man was shot by police in Skokie, after officers say he attacked them with a knife.
The man, in his 50’s, was originally wanted for a battery incident in Evanston.
Evanston police contacted Skokie officers after the suspect got on a CTA bus.
Authorities said the suspect ended up on Oakton street, where he confronted a business owner outside his store.
The business owner ran inside and locked the door to his store, police said.
The suspect attempted to kick in the front door until a Skokie officer arrived.
Police tried to arrest the man and used a baton and pepper spray, with no effect.
The suspect then reportedly lunged at officers with a knife, and was shot once in the leg.
Charges are pending.