McHenry County Sheriff’s Office | LMCS File Photo

A man, who police say was armed with a gun, is in critical condition after he was shot by sheriff’s deputies Friday evening near Harvard.

The McHenry County Sheriff’s Office responded around 8 p.m. Friday to the 19900 block of Streit Road in unincorporated Harvard.

The sheriff’s office said they received a call to check on the wellbeing of a subject.

Deputies arrived and a male subject reportedly exited the residence with a firearm.

An “armed confrontation” occurred between the subject and the deputies, the sheriff’s office said.

The deputies discharged their firearms, striking the man. No deputies were injured during the incident.

Lifesaving measures were given to the man and he was transported by the Harvard Fire Protection District to Mercyhealth Hospital in Harvard.

He was then flown to Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford where he remains in critical condition.

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The McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team (MIAT) is conducting an investigation into the incident.