Police shoot, kill man with butcher knife on Southwest Side

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Police shot and killed a 21-year-old man after he refused to drop a butcher knife in a Southwest Side home.

Police were called to the home in the 2500 block of west 50th Street after receiving calls of domestic dispute.

When police arrived, Hector Hernandez was on the front steps, holding a child and a black bag with a gun inside.

He eventually handed the baby over and dropped the bag.

But then he grabbed a butcher knife and threatened to kill his family.

Officers used the Taser gun to subdue him, but when that didn’t work, they opened fire.

The man was on probation in a domestic battery and domestic kidnapping case, and there was a valid order of protection against him.


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