The Will County Coroner’s Office has identified the man police shot and killed on Tuesday after he entered a Romeoville bank with a gun.
Gregory Walker, 65, of Crest Hill, walked into the Fifth Third Bank at 275 S. Weber Road with a gun and took hostages on Tuesday.
Police received multiple calls from inside the bank around 3:40 p.m. The hostages told police Walker discharged his gun inside the building multiple times, according to a news release.
The hostages were allowed to exit the bank even as Will County SWAT team members were arriving at the scene. Police blocked off a section of Weber Road to traffic as they surrounded the building.
At one point, the SWAT team set up in front of the bank. As Walker began to exit, a member of the SWAT team fired one round at him.
He was taken to the AMITA Health Adventist Medical Center in Bolingbrook where he was pronounced dead.
The coroner’s office had been conducting an “exhaustive” search for Walker’s next of kin over the past three days before identifying him publicly.
The Illinois State Police and Romeoville Police Department are investigating the incident.
An autopsy performed on Wednesday found Walker died of a single gunshot wound. The final cause and manner of death will be determined after completed police, autopsy and toxicological reports.