Suspect shot by officer after domestic violence report in new Lenox

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New Lenox Shooting – Authorities are investigating after a domestic violence suspect was shot by officials with the New Lenox Police department after a high speed police chase and in the backyard of a New Lenox subdivision.

The incident started at about 4:30 am. Monday, December 20th 2021, officials with the New Lenox police responded to a domestic disturbance, as officials arrived, the suspect drove off in his vehicle prompting a police chase along Nelson, to Laraway, Gouger, Cedar Road to Haven. The shooting ended at Wind Crest Lane, off of I-80 near Old Plank Trail.

Investigators say the chase saw top speeds of 70 mph and was needed due to information that police had at the time. The driver of the vehicle ended up in the backyard of a home at Wind Crest Lane.

He exited the vehicle and was shot by Will County Sheriff’s Officers, Paramedics administered CPR and transported the unidentified suspect to an area hospital in undisclosed condition. The investigations remains active at this time.

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