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Armed man shot by Wauconda police dies in hospital

Published: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 8:01 a.m. CDT

WAUCONDA - An armed man was shot and killed by Wauconda police Monday afternoon after officials responded to a call that a man was in possession of a stolen motor vehicle.

The Wauconda Police Department received a call from a resident in the 100 block of Slocum Lake Rd. who believed his roommate was wanted by police and may be in possession of a stolen vehicle, according to a news release.

Around 1 p.m., officers made contact with a 36-year-old male who was brandishing a handgun in the doorway of a residence on Slocum Lake Road. The man was "posing a threat to the safety of the responding officers and the surrounding area residents" and was fired upon after refusing to relinquish the weapon, the release said.

The subject was transported to Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville, where he later died.

Wauconda officers were not injured in the incident.

Release of the subject's name is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin, the release said.

The Lake County Major Crimes Task Force is investigating the shooting.

-Jim Dallke

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