Police chase ends in fatal shooting on Randall Road

From Today’s Daily Herald…

A carjacking suspect was fatally shot by Kane County sheriff’s deputies Wednesday after leading police on a mileslong car chase that ended in an exchange of gunfire at Randall Road and Fabyan Parkway in Batavia near the Geneva border, authorities said.

The man got out of a gray Honda Accord at the busy intersection and “presented a handgun,” Kane County Sheriff Ron Hain said at a news conference. At the same time, a police dog was used to try to subdue the man. The dog bit the man and was in “an active struggle” with him, Hain said.

As the man showed the gun, deputies “returned fire” in his direction, Hain said. The man was taken to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities did not release the man’s name or age.

Sheriff’s deputies were not injured, but the police dog died during what Hain described as an exchange of gunfire. The Dutch shepherd was named Hudson after an Illinois state trooper killed several years ago.

“He’s been a loyal servant to the sheriff’s office,” said Hain, a former canine handler.

Just before 2 p.m. Wednesday, sheriff’s deputies received a report of a carjacking that had just occurred at a Jiffy Lube on Orchard Road south of I-88 in Aurora. Deputies learned the description of the stolen vehicle and the male occupant, along with the information that he was armed with a handgun, according to the sheriff’s office.

A license plate reader tracked the stolen car at Route 25 and Stearns Road about 2:30 p.m., authorities said.


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