Authorities mum about Sleepy Hollow fatal police shooting
Two days after two Sleepy Hollow police officers shot and killed a man who lunged at them with a knife, authorities remain mum about the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
Illinois State Police is investigating the matter -- customary in any officer-involved shooting. Authorities are holding off on releasing the name of the deceased man until next of kin has been notified, state police Sgt. Jose De Jesus said Tuesday.
The man was shot shortly before noon Sunday after brandishing a knife and attempting to cut two officers outside a residence on the 1800 block of Maple Lane near Hemlock Drive, police said Sunday. Two others -- a male, and a female who suffered a head wound -- were injured during the disturbance. Their conditions are unknown.
Kane County Coroner Rob Russell and Sleepy Hollow Police Chief James Linane could not be reached Tuesday.
The two police officers involved in the shooting have been placed on paid leave while state police investigates.
The police department comprises only 12 officers.
It was the first officer-involved fatal shooting for Sleepy Hollow, a village of 3,500 residents.
State police could not confirm how many officer-involved fatal shootings the agency has investigated in the suburbs.
In the past 15 years, there have been at least 15 fatal police shootings in the suburbs, often after standoffs with police or in "suicide-by-cop" situations, according to Daily Herald research.
Fatal shootings by suburban policeMarch 9, 2014 -- Two Sleepy Hollow police officers shot and killed a man brandishing a knife and attempting to cut two officers after a domestic disturbance that left two others injured, police said. It's the first officer-involved shooting in the village's history.
Dec. 12, 2013 -- Arlington Heights police shot and killed Eric M. Anderson, 41, of Niles, after he took his ex-girlfriend hostage in her mother's Arlington Heights townhouse resulting in a lengthy standoff with police. Anderson also shot an Arlington Heights police officer in the face when he entered the house. The standoff ended, when Anderson exited the home through its garage and pointed his gun at officers, who fatally shot him.
July 8, 2013 -- A Kane County Sheriff's sergeant shot Batavia Township resident Luke Bulzak, 53, after he threatened to kill himself, would not drop his weapon and pointed it at deputies from the roof of his house. Bulzak died of his injuries later that night at Presence Mercy Medical Center in Aurora.
March 22, 2011 -- Two Naperville police officers shot and killed a suicidal Aurora man, 47-year-old William Ladew, who was shot several times after he advanced on police with a butcher knife after a disturbance.
Jan. 7, 2011 -- An off-duty Aurora police officer shot a 15-year-old Aurora boy shooting at a crowd of teens who refused to drop his gun. The teen, who was shot several times, was later pronounced dead at Rush-Copley Medical Center in Aurora.
Aug. 1, 2010 -- Daniel Moreno, 28, died from injuries sustained in a shootout with police at his home in Arlington Heights after a standoff following a domestic incident.
Dec. 21, 2009 -- Des Plaines police shot and killed Krzysztof Kaczor, 24, after he threatened an officer with a long-handled ax he was wielding in a neighborhood in the early morning hours.
March 8, 2008 -- A Rolling Meadows police officer shot and killed Michael Chybicki, 44, who was intoxicated and threatening officers with knives. The officer ordered Chybicki to put down a knife and then also Tasered him, which seemed to have no effect, before firing the fatal shot.
Sept. 21, 2006 -- David S. Maxson, 43, of Wonder Lake, died five days after a standoff inside his home ended with a McHenry County sheriff's deputy shooting him three times with a shotgun loaded with beanbags. One of the bags pierced Maxson's skull, causing a fatal brain injury.
May 14, 2006 -- A Marengo police officer shot and killed Jose Manuel Aldava-Grijaldo, 21, who was the only suspect in the slaying of an elderly Marengo woman during an apparent robbery in her home earlier that day.
Nov. 17, 2004 -- Crystal Lake resident Kevin Cronyn, 31, was shot dead by police after a high-speed chase through the city and he began ramming his pickup into occupied squad cars.
Dec. 12, 2001 -- Joseph Frustaci of Bloomingdale was killed in an exchange of gunfire with Glendale Heights police. Frustaci was fleeing police after shooting his live-in girlfriend, Karen Robin. A Glendale Heights police officer fired several rounds at Frustaci's car after it sped toward him before crashing into a detention pond.
March 11, 2001 -- Robert J. Hejsak, 33, of Spring Grove, Wis., was shot by police after a three-hour standoff in Ringwood and an exchange of 37 shots between Hejsak and eight police officers, mostly from the McHenry County sheriff's department.
Aug. 20, 2000 -- Prospect Heights resident William E. Howard, 37, was shot and killed by police officers following a nine-hour armed standoff that ended with police forcibly entering Howard's home. Prospect Heights police officers were attempting to serve an arrest warrant for Howard when he fired a shot at the officers and they retreated without returning fire.
Jan. 16, 1999 -- Batavia resident Raul Montalvo was killed in an exchange of gunfire with two police officers after he pulled a rifle on police when they arrived at his home to serve a warrant.
SOURCE: Daily Herald archives, police reports