Police in northern Illinois fatally shot a man who lunged toward them with a knife when officers tried to arrest him, law enforcement officials said Monday.
A woman was also shot, though the wound was not life-threatening, the Lake County Major Crime Task Force said.
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Fox Lake police officers were responding to a call about a man who had damaged a vehicle Sunday night and thrown a golf club at someone at a nearby home, the task force said.
“When Fox Lake officers told the man he was under arrest, the man pulled a knife out of his pocket and pointed it toward the police officers,” the task force said in a statement.
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Police fired when the 47-year-old Wauconda man refused to drop the knife and instead lunged at them, investigators said. His name wasn’t immediately released.
A 43-year-old woman at the home was struck in the leg by a police gunshot, the task force said. She was expected to be released from a hospital Monday.
Fox Lake is 60 miles northwest of Chicago.
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