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Truck driver shot by police after allegedly threatening officer with knives


Illinois State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred at a trucking company facility on Thursday.

The shooting occurred around 8 a.m. on June 18 at the DVL Express facility in Markham, Illinois.

Officer-involved shooting in Markham

Air Fox is over Markham at a reported police-involved shooting. No further details are currently available.

Posted by Fox 32 Chicago on Thursday, June 18, 2020

Police were called to the facility after reports of an unnamed truck driver in his 30s who was in mental distress and was harming himself while waiting to take a load.

When police arrived at the facility, they found the truck driver “stabbing and slicing himself” with two knives, according to the Chicago Sun-Times.

Police chased the truck driver to try to apprehend him.

The truck driver reportedly lunged at a female police officer with the knives.

The officer responded by opening fire on the truck driver.

The truck driver was transported to the hospital with critical injuries. Police later said that they found a large amount of blood in the cab of his truck.

No one else was hurt.

The police officer who shot the truck driver is on administrative leave as the Illinois State Police investigate her use of force.

The shooting of the unnamed truck driver comes as the national conversation has turned towards issues of police violence and excessive use of force in the wake of the death of George Floyd.


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