Chicago police officers shot and killed a man who repeatedly stabbed a police sergeant in the face.
It happened at 10:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of East 107th Street in the Rosemoor neighborhood.
The sergeant and two officers were responding to a call of a man with a knife inside a home. When they arrived to the scene they heard a woman scream.
When the sergeant forced his way inside, he was stabbed multiple times in the face by the suspect. He was struck once in the temple.
The two officers pulled the sergeant outside and called for an ambulance.
Police say the two officers later forced their way into the home where they were confronted by the man. He was reportedly holding two knives and hiding inside a furnace closet in the basement. Officers ordered the man to drop the knives, but police say the suspect then lunged at the officers.
That prompted police to open fire, killing the suspect.
The police sergeant is in serious condition at Advocate Christ hospital in Oak Lawn. His identity has not been released but reports say he is 46-years-old, and a 19-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department. The sergeant is assigned to the 5th District
His injuries are not life-threatening.
There are also reports the suspect’s mother was stabbed in the legs, she is also being treated at a hospital.
Because there was a police involved shooting , the Independent Police Review Authority is investigating.