Struggle on Front Porch Led to Shooting Involving Joliet Police

An investigation is underway following a deadly police shooting in Joliet. On Wednesday, February 6th Joliet Police were visiting a residence in the 200 block of Des Plaines Avenue in Joliet as part of an investigation into a bank robbery, that same day at the First Midwest Bank building in the 1400 block of Jefferson St. While at the residence police were speaking with Bruce Carter, when a physical struggle began on the front porch. During the struggle Mr. Carter was armed with a box-cutter style razor knife according to authorities. An officer discharged his firearm and stuck Carter, who was taken to St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet where he was later pronounced deceased. The officer was taken to Silver Cross Hospital as a matter of department policy but was not injured. The officer has also been place on administrative as is also departmental procedure. The officer’s name is being withheld pending completion of this investigation. The Will-Grundy Major Crimes Task will be handling both investigations.





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