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updated: 10/16/2012 11:07 AM

Addison police shoot, kill man who fired at officers

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  • Police block off Lombard Avenue in Addison near Addison Trail High School Monday night after shots were fired a half-mile west of the school.

      Police block off Lombard Avenue in Addison near Addison Trail High School Monday night after shots were fired a half-mile west of the school.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

  • Police block off Lombard Avenue in Addison near Addison Trail High School Monday night after shots were fired a half-mile west of the school.

      Police block off Lombard Avenue in Addison near Addison Trail High School Monday night after shots were fired a half-mile west of the school.
    Bev Horne | Staff Photographer

 
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A man shot by Addison police after he fired on them has died, authorities said Tuesday.

George R. Scoville, 47, was killed after he fired his weapon numerous times at officers and deputies who were investigating a hit-and-run crash.

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Scoville was taken to Glen Oaks Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officers said police went to a home about 6:30 p.m. Monday in an unincorporated area near Addison to investigate the hit-and-run, which happened at Lake Street and Lombard Road.

An armed man fired from a house at the investigating officer and retreated back into the residence.

Police set up a perimeter and evacuated residents in the area.

When Scoville left the house, he fired his weapon several times, police said. Officers returned fire.

The shooting happened about a half mile from Addison Trail High School.

School staffers and administrators immediately evacuated people in the school after police approval, Addison Trail's website said Monday night.

No Addison Trail students or staff members were harmed.

Parents/guardians, students and staff members were informed of the situation about 10 p.m.

School was expected to resume Tuesday, per the website.

The DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the shooting.

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