Carpentersville police shoot man who shot at them first, chief says

  • Police investigate a shooting Tuesday at Berkshire Circle and Wakefield Drive in Carpentersville.

      Police investigate a shooting Tuesday at Berkshire Circle and Wakefield Drive in Carpentersville. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • The numbers mark where shell casings were found after a shooting Tuesday at Berkshire Circle and Wakefield Drive in Carpentersville

      The numbers mark where shell casings were found after a shooting Tuesday at Berkshire Circle and Wakefield Drive in Carpentersville Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Police investigate a shooting Tuesday at Berkshire Circle and Wakefield Drive in Carpentersville.

      Police investigate a shooting Tuesday at Berkshire Circle and Wakefield Drive in Carpentersville. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Carpentersville Police Chief Michael Kilbourne speaks during a press conference about a shooting in Carpenterville Tuesday.

      Carpentersville Police Chief Michael Kilbourne speaks during a press conference about a shooting in Carpenterville Tuesday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Police investigate a shooting in Carpenterville Tuesday.

      Police investigate a shooting in Carpenterville Tuesday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • A crashed pickup truck and evidence markers at the locations of shell casings are evident as investigate a shooting in Carpenterville Tuesday. Police did not detail what happened to the truck.

      A crashed pickup truck and evidence markers at the locations of shell casings are evident as investigate a shooting in Carpenterville Tuesday. Police did not detail what happened to the truck. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Carpentersville Chief of Police Michael Kilbourne views the scene of a shooting in Carpenterville Tuesday.

      Carpentersville Chief of Police Michael Kilbourne views the scene of a shooting in Carpenterville Tuesday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

  • Police investigate a shooting in Carpenterville Tuesday.

      Police investigate a shooting in Carpenterville Tuesday. Joe Lewnard | Staff Photographer

 
 

A Carpentersville police officer shot and injured an armed man who shot at him and another officer first, Police Chief Michael Kilbourne said.

The man was taken to a hospital with what is believed to be a nonlethal injury. The officers were not shot.

Kilbourne said Tuesday night that two police officers encountered the man brandishing a gun about 4:35 p.m.

"Evidence at the scene indicates that the offender fired at the officers," he said, reading from a news release.

One of the two officers returned fire, striking the gunman, who was then taken into custody and to the hospital, where he was expected to remain overnight.

The officers were treated for minor injuries and released.

Kilbourne said gunfire from the shooting struck several parked vehicles and a home, but nobody else was found shot when police canvassed the neighborhood.

Police placed markers by shell casings near the intersection of Berkshire Circle and Bristol Court. A large black Ford truck with shattered windows could be spotted on the corner slightly over a curb, possibly having hit a utility pole. But police did not explain the truck.

Carpentersville police and the Kane County Major Crime Officer-Involved Shooting Task Force continue to investigate.

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