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Man shot, killed by police in Round Lake; officer injured

(ABC7/WLS) — A man was shot and killed by police in Round Lake, Ill and an officer received non-life threatening injuries Friday night, the Lake County Major Crimes Task Force said.

The incident happened just before 11 p.m. in the first block of North Magillis Drive.

Police said they received three 911 calls about a suspicious man banging on doors and trying to break into homes.

The officer arrived on scene and located the suspect, who police said came after the officer with a piece of glass.

“When the officer made contact, a struggle then ensued between the officer and the offender. The officer did discharge their firearm and the offender was struck,” said Detective Chris Covelli with the Lake County Sheriff’s Office.

Police said the suspect later died. No knife or gun was recovered on the scene.

A neighbor said he heard the gunshots and woke up and saw extensive damage.

The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force is investigating.

“One of the things the task force will do is interview officers who arrived at the scene, interview who discharged their firearm and work to determine exactly what happened but as of right now, we don’t have the exact timeline of events,” Covelli said.

The officer, who sources said is female, was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries and was treated and released. She has been placed on paid administrative leave.

The identity of the man has not been released pending family notification. An autopsy is scheduled for Sunday.

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