FOREST PARK, Ill. — A man was killed after a police-involved shooting outside a Forest Park restaurant.
Around 8 p.m. Wednesday, Forest Park police said they got a call that someone had dropped a handgun inside of a Jimmy John’s restaurant near Circle Avenue and Madison Street. Police said the man picked up the gun and then waved it around and said, “Please don’t make me do this now.”
When police arrived, the man was outside the sandwich shop with the gun in his hand. That’s when police fired shots. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital.
Investigators are trying to figure out if the man actually fired at responding officers.
Forest Park police say a sergeant and one of their officers each fired at the man, then performed lifesaving measures before paramedics arrived.
Police also say that officers were taken to the hospital as a precaution with non-life threatening injuries.
No further information was provided.
This is a developing story. Check back for details.