DOLTON, Ill. -- A police-involved shooting in south suburban Dolton left a suspected armed robber dead and his victim hospitalized.
The shooting happened shortly after 5 a.m. at the Shell gas station at 1445 Sibley Boulevard in Dolton. Police say two officers opened fired and shot and killed a man after they found him standing over a victim pointing a gun.
Authorities say a female clerk placed a frantic call to 911 to report a man with a mask and gun at the station. The clerked locked herself in the bathroom.
Police say the two officers were nearby and responded within seconds.
When they arrived the officers found 30-year-old Donte Johnson standing over a man. As you heard, according to police, Johnson pointed his gun in the direction of the officers and then the cops opened fire.
They say Johnson ran and then collapsed. He was pronounced dead on the scene. A gun was recovered at the scene.
Authorities say before he was standing over his victim, Johnson struck the man in back on the head with the gun. The victim was taken to St. Margret Hospital in Hammond where he was treated and released.
The two officers involved in the shooter are off duty at home waiting to be interviewed by Illinois State Police, who are investigating this shooting along with Dolton police. There is surveillance footage of the shooting that is tonight under review.