Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Double Police Shooting for Joliet Police Department - Joliet PD shoot 2 men in less than 24 hours
35-year-old Lockport man was transported this morning to a Joliet-area hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds received when he allegedly aimed his vehicle at Joliet police.
The early morning shooting came less than 24 hours after Joliet Police shot a 29-year-old Crest Hill man who allegedly pointed a gun at them.
The two men, who are former Joliet residents, were being kept under guard this morning at a Joliet-area hospital, according to prepared statements released today by Joliet Police. No police were injured and the wounds were termed "non-life-threatening." No police were injured.
In the first incident, police responded to a 7:27 a.m. domestic-disturbance call Sunday on the 500 block of Second Avenue in which the 29-year-old Crest Hill man allegedly had choked one victim and threatened to shoot other persons present in the home.
The man allegedly displayed a semi-automatic pistol to an officer who encountered him at the rear of the residence. Police said the man re-entered the home holding the gun and didn't obey commands from three officers to put the weapon down.
An officer reportedly shot the suspect in the abdomen after he allegedly pointed the weapon at an officer.
He was transported to a Joliet-area hospital, where he underwent surgery and remained under guard.
Police reportedly recovered the man's gun, as well as crack cocaine "packaged for the intent of delivery."
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