Village releases audio, video of police involved shooting

 The village of Buffalo Grove has released the audio and video footage of the officer-involved shooting on Dec. 2, 2021 to provide full transparency about the incident.

According to the information released by the village:

“The video is overlaid with the 911 dispatch as well as police radio audio that transpired during this event. The footage contains graphic images and language, and some viewers may find it to be disturbing or offensive, so please consider this before watching.

Buffalo Grove police officers responded to a report of a man with a gun in a park. After police arrived, they located the man who fired two weapons while advancing toward the officers and repeatedly ignored commands to stop and drop his weapons. The officers were forced to fire their weapons to stop the threat. Despite life-saving efforts by the officers, the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man's family was given the opportunity to view the video. The village will provide no further comment at this time, pending the conclusion of the investigation by the Lake County Major Crime Task Force and review by the Cook County State's Attorney's Office. The video can be viewed at this link.”

 Editor’s note: The content of the video is graphic and may be disturbing to watch.

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