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Lombard suspect in police-involved shooting released without charges

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A Lombard man who was shot at by police after he answered his door with a handgun has been released from custody without charges, prosecutors said Friday.

DuPage County state's attorney spokesman Paul Darrah said authorities continue to probe the events that led to the shooting on the 400 block of West Harrison Road.

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It happened about 3:45 a.m. Sept. 27 as police responded to a harassment complaint. Authorities said an officer drew his service weapon and fired when a man answered the door holding a gun.

No one was injured. Police said the suspect immediately dropped the weapon. He was taken into custody and later released, Darrah said.

Lombard Police Chief Ray Byrne said Friday the officer who opened fire fell and hit his head during the commotion. The officer, who has been on the force roughly four years, was not placed on leave but has not returned to work while receiving medical treatment, the chief said.

Byrne said he expects the officer to be cleared to return to work "very shortly." He declined to discuss specifics of the shooting because of the ongoing investigation.

The probe is being headed up by the DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force.

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