A police officer fatally shot a man armed with a knife after finding the suspect standing over a woman, who had been fatally attacked in Harvard Saturday evening.
The Harvard Police Department responded around 11:26 p.m. Saturday to the 700 block of Dewey Street for a report of a domestic disturbance at a residence.
Officers arrived and observed a man, who was armed with a knife, standing over the top of a female, according to Harvard Police Chief Tyson Bauman.
Commands were given to the man to drop the knife but he reportedly refused.
Bauman said an officer discharged their firearm, striking the suspect.
Lifesaving measures were performed at the scene and paramedics were called.
The suspect was pronounced dead at the scene, Bauman said.
The female victim was transported to Mercy Harvard Hospital by the Harvard Fire Protection District.
She had been critically injured and was pronounced dead due to injuries sustained in an attack by the suspect.
No officers were injured during the incident, Bauman said.
The McHenry County Major Investigation Assistance Team (MIAT) was called and will be handling the investigation.
The McHenry County Coroner’s Office is in the process of scheduling an autopsy on both subjects.