SKOKIE, Ill. — Police in suburban Skokie shot a man who they said was armed with a handgun in a 7-Eleven parking lot.
The shooting happened around 11:16 p.m. Monday outside the convenience store at 7950 Crawford Avenue.
Police said officers approached the man’s vehicle after receiving a call about a suspicious person inside a dark-colored SUV. As officers got closer, the man displayed a semi-automatic handgun.
An officer fired one round, according to police, and shot the man in the abdomen.
He was transported to a local hospital for treatment. There is no word on his condition. A handgun was recovered from the scene.
The officer suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.
The Illinois State Police Public Integrity Unit and the Skokie Police are conducting investigations into the incident.
If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Skokie Police Department at (847) 982-5900. The 24-hour Skokie Crime Tip Hotline is 847/933-TIPS (8477). Text-A-Tip is available 24-hours a day by texting “Skokie” and your tip info to 847411.