Man shot by police during incident in Grayslake

Police say unincorporated Round Lake man pointed replica gun at responding officers

GRAYSLAKE -- An unincorporated Round Lake man was in serious but stable condition March 30 after he was shot by a Grayslake Police officer when he pointed what appeared to be a semi-automatic pistol at police.

About 11:50 p.m. March 30, Grayslake Police officers were dispatched to a residence in the 1600 block of Fairport Drive, Grayslake, for a report of a person threatening suicide.

A 28-year-old man from unincorporated Round Lake had called his mother, and she called police to alert them that he was in a home on Fairport Drive, which was owned by an extended relative, police said.

Officers arrived and attempted to speak with the man. As two officers approached the front door, the man exited the home and was armed with a pistol, police said. When the man pointed the pistol at the officers, one of the officers fired at the man, who was struck and wounded.

Officers immediately rendered aid to the man until paramedics arrived on the scene. The paramedics were already staging nearby, due to the nature of the call. The man was taken to an area hospital, where he was in serious, but stable condition.

It was determined the object pointed at officers was a replica semi-automatic pistol with a black and silver finish with no markings on the firearm to indicate it was not real, police said.

Per Illinois State Law and department policy, Grayslake Police requested the assistance of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force to respond to the scene. The purpose of the Task Force response is to conduct an independent investigation. The results of the investigation and evidence obtained during the investigation will be turned over to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office for analysis.