Sunday, July 12, 2015

Gunman, Age 24; Man, Age 60, Killed; Woman Shot and 2 Police Officers Injured As Shots Fired During "Domestic" on Lathrop Ave, River Forest

Two people were killed and three others injured, including two River Forest police officers, after police responded to a possible domestic dispute at. A police-involved shooting also occurred at the scene after a 24-year-old male ambushed police at the front door.

Police on arrival reported the man was armed with a shotgun. Police say they were ambushed by an armed 24-year-old male while they were responding to the call from a home on Lathrop Avenue at 7:10 a.m. Sunday. The alleged offender died as a result of the shots fired by police.

A 60-year-old male victim was found dead inside the home and a 59-year-old woman was also found with gunshot wounds and additional trauma. She was transported to Loyola University Medical Center.

One police officer, a 15-year veteran sergeant with the River Forest Police Department, was shot but is expected to recover, as he was wearing a bullet-proof vest during the incident, officials said. Initially on the scene police reported two officers were hit by flak.

Police now say another officer sustained other non-life-threatening injuries.

Police have confirm the incident was "domestic" in nature, but have not released the details of what led to the shooting.

Firefighter/paramedics from Forest Park and Elmwood Park assisted River Forest firefighter/paramedics.

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