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Coroner identifies man killed in Sleepy Hollow incident

Published: Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:21 p.m. CDT • Updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014 12:37 a.m. CDT

SLEEPY HOLLOW – The man who was shot and killed by Sleepy Hollow police earlier this week was 40-year-old Erdenebileg Sambuunyam, the Kane County Coroner announced Wednesday.

Two officers shot Sambuunyam after he allegedly pulled a knife and slashed it in the police's direction during a domestic incident on Sunday. Sambuunyam, of Buffalo Grove, was pronounced dead at 12:30 p.m., Sunday, at Advocate Sherman Hospital, the coroner said.

The officers involved in the shooting has since been placed on paid administrative leave. Sleepy Hollow Police Chief James Linane has said it appears his officers followed proper procedures with the incident.

Officers responded to a report of domestic violence near Hemlock Drive and Maple Lane just before noon Sunday and found “multiple victims outside of the residence,” according to Sleepy Hollow police.

When they arrived, Sambuunyam was still in pursuit of a female who was already bleeding from the head. A male victim was also outdoors and injured. Police declined to say who else was at the home or the nature of their relationships.

The Kane County Coroner is assisting the Illinois State Police and Sleepy Hollow Police with the ongoing investigation. Sambuunyam's official cause of death is pending autopsy and toxicology results.

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