WJOL has learned of a police shooting in Joliet on Wednesday morning. Police had surrounded a home on Des Plaines Street as part of an investigation related to the robbery of the First Midwest Bank on Wednesday morning. Reports state that one man, the alleged instigator of the shooting, was wounded. The suspect later died at an area hospital. Joliet Police have stated that the Major Crimes Task Force will be handling the investigation of the bank robbery and the police involved shooting. The bank robbery occurred between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. at the First Midwest branch on Jefferson Street. No one was injured in the robbery. Stay tuned to WJOL for the latest regarding this story.
The following statement has been given to WJOL from the Joliet Police Department.
“On 02/06/19 The Joliet Police Department requested the assistance of the Will / Grundy Major Crimes Task Force for an Officer Involved Shooting involving one of our officers. Officers from the Joliet Police Department went to the 200 blk of S. Desplaines Ave today as part of a follow-up investigation to a bank robbery which occurred in the 1400 blk of W. Jefferson St. On Desplaines an Officer became engaged with an armed adult male. The Officer was forced to defend himself, the armed adult male was shot by the officer. The adult male was taken to St Joseph’s Medical Center, where he later died of his wounds. The Officer was taken to Silver Cross Hospital for treatment and observation. The Will County State’s Attorney’s Office is aware of the incident was and summoned to the scene.”