An officer fired a shot at a suspect who pointed a high-powered crossbow at officers following a high-speed chase from Waukegan that ended in a standoff in Antioch.
The Waukegan Police Department initiated a police pursuit around 10:30 p.m. Sunday that began heading toward Antioch.
The pursuit involved an armed subject, who was later identified as a 25-year-old Antioch resident, according to Village of Antioch Communication Manager Jim Moran.
The pursuit entered Antioch at a high rate of speed heading westbound on North Avenue.
Moran said the chase eventually ended at the Antioch Manor Apartments in the 400 block of Donin Drive.
The 25-year-old man exited his vehicle with a high-powered crossbow after arriving at the apartment complex.
Antioch and Waukegan police officers attempted to de-escalate the situation, Moran said.
They also sought to contain the suspect to prevent him from posing a threat to others in the area.
While officers were attempting to de-escalate the situation, the suspect pointed his weapon several times toward responding officers, Moran said.
Moran said the suspect fled into a nearby apartment building and officers chased after him, fearing that he was an immediate danger to others.
The man again pointed his weapon toward officers and a Waukegan officer fired a single shot at the suspect.
No one was struck by the round and the suspect surrendered and was taken into custody, Moran said. No one was reported injured during the ordeal.
The suspect, who has not been publicly identified yet as charges have not been filed, was transported to an area hospital.
The Antioch Police Department is investigating the incident in cooperation with the Waukegan Police Department and the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office.
The case will be turned over to the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office for review once the investigation is complete, Moran said.