Family of man shot to death by Elk Grove Village police hires Chicago attorney

The family of an Elk Grove Village man who police say confronted officers with a knife late Friday afternoon outside his Fern Drive home has retained a Chicago attorney.

Jack Murray, 24, was shot to death by officers who observed him leaving his home carrying a knife after he confronted officers in a nearby yard, according to police.

Murray was taken to Ascension Alexian Brothers Medical Center in Elk Grove Village where he was pronounced dead. Four officers were taken to a nearby hospital for observation. They were treated and released, according to officials.

Murray's family hired Antonio Romanucci to represent them, according to an email from the law firm Romanucci & Blandin.

Noting that police did not immediately allow Murray's relatives back into the home, a firm spokeswoman indicated they did not believe "anything inside the Murrays' family home would be pertinent or relevant to any crime."

Firm representatives intend to "cooperate with the Elk Grove Village police to determine exactly what happened during this tragic incident."

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