Traffic map
Article updated: 7/29/2013 3:58 PM

Coroner: Police bean bags killed 95-year-old man

  • Article
text size: AAA
By Associated Press

The Cook County medical examiner's office says a 95-year-old suburban man died from being shot with a police bean bag gun.

John Warna died Saturday following a scuffle with Park Forest police, who had to use a Taser and a bean bag gun to subdue him because he was threatening them with a foot-long knife, a cane and a shoehorn.

Advertisement

The medical examiner's office says Monday that Warna died from abdominal cavity bleeding and blunt force trauma from the bean bags. His death was ruled a homicide.

Investigators say Warna became upset after paramedics tried to take him to a medical facility. That's when he used the cane and a 2-foot-long metal shoehorn to threaten paramedics and police before grabbing the butcher knife.

Police are reviewing the incident.

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.
Latest Video

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    MarketsReport

    DHExtras

       
    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

    FacebookActivity

    BusinessDirectory

    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.