Woman fatally shot by police in Gurnee after brandishing weapon

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GURNEE, Ill. – One woman is dead after being fatally shot by police after she was walking around with a weapon on Wednesday.

The woman was shot Wednesday afternoon in suburban Gurnee, Ill. near Chittenden Park just before 2 p.m.

Gurnee police said someone saw a suspicious white car with a bullet hole in the windshield and called police.

Police approached the car and saw an unconscious man in the passenger’s seat and a woman driving. While they were waiting for an ambulance, the woman drove off and hit a fire vehicle. She dumped the car on Route 41, got out, and started walking along the street with a long-barrel firearm.

The man who was with the woman was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The woman engaged police who tried to stop her. Police then fatally shot her.

Two officers were hospitalized for evaluation but they were not injured—the evaluation is protocol.

The incident may have all started earlier Wednesday in Antioch with two people going door-to-door asking for money which lead to a seven-hour standoff with Lake County sheriffs and Antioch police. The man and woman were arrested.

Sources said the bank robbery, Antioch standoff and the police-involved shooting may all be related.

Officials said they are investigating if the incidents are related.

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