Zion man identified as suspect in fatal police shooting

  • Zion Police Chief Stephen Dumyahn, left, speaks as Lake County Major Crime Task Force Detective Christopher Covelli listens during a news conference after a police involved shooting in Zion, Ill., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Covelli said officers dispatched to north suburban Zion for a suspicious person Wednesday morning began chasing the man on foot and a struggle ensued in which the man was shot. He was pronounced dead at a Waukegan hospital. (Gilbert R. Boucher II/Daily Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT, TV OUT

    Zion Police Chief Stephen Dumyahn, left, speaks as Lake County Major Crime Task Force Detective Christopher Covelli listens during a news conference after a police involved shooting in Zion, Ill., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Covelli said officers dispatched to north suburban Zion for a suspicious person Wednesday morning began chasing the man on foot and a struggle ensued in which the man was shot. He was pronounced dead at a Waukegan hospital. (Gilbert R. Boucher II/Daily Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT, TV OUT Associated Press

  • Investigators work on a scene after a police involved shooting in Zion, Ill., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Lake County Major Crime Task Force Detective Christopher Covelli said officers dispatched to north suburban Zion for a suspicious person Wednesday morning began chasing the man on foot and a struggle ensued in which the man was shot. He was pronounced dead at a Waukegan hospital. (Gilbert R. Boucher II/Daily Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT, TV OUT

    Investigators work on a scene after a police involved shooting in Zion, Ill., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Lake County Major Crime Task Force Detective Christopher Covelli said officers dispatched to north suburban Zion for a suspicious person Wednesday morning began chasing the man on foot and a struggle ensued in which the man was shot. He was pronounced dead at a Waukegan hospital. (Gilbert R. Boucher II/Daily Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT, TV OUT Associated Press

  • Investigators work on a scene after a police involved shooting in Zion, Ill., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Lake County Major Crime Task Force Detective Christopher Covelli said officers dispatched to north suburban Zion for a suspicious person Wednesday morning began chasing the man on foot and a struggle ensued in which the man was shot. He was pronounced dead at a Waukegan hospital. (Gilbert R. Boucher II/Daily Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT, TV OUT

    Investigators work on a scene after a police involved shooting in Zion, Ill., Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2016. Lake County Major Crime Task Force Detective Christopher Covelli said officers dispatched to north suburban Zion for a suspicious person Wednesday morning began chasing the man on foot and a struggle ensued in which the man was shot. He was pronounced dead at a Waukegan hospital. (Gilbert R. Boucher II/Daily Herald via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT; MAGS OUT, TV OUT Associated Press

 
 
Updated 1/7/2016 3:30 PM

ZION, Ill. -- The father of a man who was fatally shot by police while carrying a BB gun and photographing schools in a Chicago suburb says the man was schizophrenic and had a history of violence.

Carl Hollstein told the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald that his son, 38-year-old Charles J. Hollstein of Zion, was diagnosed with schizophrenia as a young man. He said his son had been in and out of mental health and nursing facilities.

 

The Lake County Sheriff's Office on Thursday identified Charles Hollstein as the man shot Wednesday while wearing a tactical-style vest and resisting officers.

Lake County Sheriff's Detective Christopher Covelli said the vest was homemade with metal inserts.

Coroner Thomas A. Rudd says an autopsy determined Hollstein died of three gunshot wounds to the left, upper back.

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