Police shooting of Villa Park teen ruled to be justified
VILLA PARK, Ill. — A deadly shooting of a teenager by a sheriff’s deputy was ruled to be justified.
17-year-old Trevon Johnson was shot four times in a home in Villa Park in January.
His family had called police to report that he was armed with a knife and destroying items in the home.
Authorities say a deputy shot Johnson after he rushed at him with an object in his hand. The object turned out to be a trophy.
Prosecutors found that the deputy acted to protect himself and others in the house.