Officials: Man with knife shot to death by Elk Grove police

A man who confronted police with a knife was shot to death by officers Friday in Elk Grove Village, officials said.

Shortly before 4:30 p.m., police responded to a 911 call about a man with a knife at a home on the 200 block of Fern Drive.

After arriving, officers saw the man leave the house bearing a knife; he then confronted the officers in a nearby yard, police said. The man was shot following the confrontation.

An ambulance was immediately called, and the suspect was taken to Ascension Alexian Brothers Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. Three officers also had to be taken to a nearby hospital for observation, officials said.

Elk Grove police called other police departments for assistance in securing the scene, directing traffic, and blocking off streets following the shooting.

Police said they believe the man was an Elk Grove Village resident.

Elk Grove police are conducting a criminal investigation, and the Major Case Assistance Team is investigating the officer-involved shooting, according to a news release from the Elk Grove Village Police Department.

• ABC7 Chicago contributed to this report.

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