The police in Illinois shooting suspect with the help of man as a ‘human shield’

NORTH RIVERSIDE, Ill. – Police in a suburb of Chicago to have shot a man they say tried to rob a bank, then walked into a nearby store and held an elderly man at knifepoint.

North Riverside Police said in a statement Tuesday that the suspect tried to the older man as a “human shield” as officers approached and ordered him to the ground. They say that the older man was able to pull away enough to the officers to shoot.

The suspect, described only as a 41-year-old man from Chicago, was taken to a local hospital. The authorities did not describe his injuries.

The incident began around 12:30 pm, Tuesday at a TCF Bank. Police say the man then fled to a Burlington Coat Factory store.

Illinois State Police say they are investigating the shooting.

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