Naperville police officer shot a 27-year-old man Wednesday night after he came at officers with a gun, officials said.
The man is listed in serious but stable condition at an area hospital, according to a Naperville Police Department news release. It was the third time in the department’s history a Naperville officer has shot someone, Deputy Chief Jason Arres said.
Officers were called to a commercial strip mall in the 1200 block of West Ogden Avenue about 10:30 p.m. on a report of a suspicious subject.
There they found the man in a parking lot holding a gun to his head, the release said. When officers attempted to speak to him, he pointed his weapon in their direction and came at them, prompting one of the officers to shoot him, the release said.
No information was released on how many times the man was shot or what might have provoked his behavior. The man’s identity was not disclosed.
No one else was injured and the gun was recovered at the scene.
Police Chief Robert Marshall, speaking in a video statement, said he was thankful no Naperville police personnel or innocent civilians were injured. “And I am proud of our officers’ response in an extremely stressful situation,” he said.
Because the incident involved an officer, Marshall said the DuPage Major Crimes Task Force and DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office took over the investigation into the incident.
“Our department is cooperating fully with this investigation,” Marshall said in the video