Two sheriff’s deputies who fatally shot a man after he opened fire on them Tuesday morning in Port Barrington have been placed on paid leave, in accordance with department policy.
The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office said they received a call around 1:22 a.m. Tuesday in the 200 block of Manchester Lane in Port Barrington, which is on the border of Lake County and McHenry County.
Deputies responded to the call, which was for a report of domestic violence, and the suspect opened fire on them upon their arrival, the sheriff’s office said.
The suspect shot an adult female when he opened fire. The deputies returned fire, striking the suspect.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene. The female sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Paramedics transported the woman to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville for treatment.
No sheriff’s deputies were injured during the incident.
“This was an isolated incident and there is no threat to the general public,” the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
In an update Tuesday afternoon, the sheriff’s office said that one of the deputies involved has one year of service with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
The second deputy involved has more than five years of service with the McHenry County Sheriff’s Office.
In accordance with department policy, both of them have been placed on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the independent investigation.
The incident is being investigated by the McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team (MIAT).