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Northern Illinois Police Fatally Shoot Man While Trying to Arrest Him, Injure Another Person

FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Police in northern Illinois fatally shot a man who lunged toward them with a knife when officers tried to arrest him, law enforcement officials said Monday.

A woman was also shot, though the wound was not life-threatening, the Lake County Major Crime Task Force said.

Fox Lake police officers were responding to a call about a man who had damaged a vehicle Sunday night and threw a golf club at someone at a nearby home, the task force said.

“When Fox Lake officers told the man he was under arrest, the man pulled a knife out of his pocket and pointed it toward the police officers,” the task force said in a statement.

Police fired when the 47-year-old Wauconda man refused to drop the knife and instead lunged at them, investigators said. His name wasn’t immediately released.

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A 43-year-old woman at home was struck in the leg by a police gunshot, the task force said. She was expected to be released from a hospital Monday.

Fox Lake is 60 miles northwest of Chicago.

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