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MACKINAW, Ill. (AP) — Authorities say a central Illinois man has died in an officer-involved shooting.

Tazewell County Sheriff Robert Huston that officers went to a house in rural Mackinaw Friday morning in response to a call of a man armed with an ax and a knife trying to break into a gun cabinet.

Huston says that after a Mackinaw police officer and two county deputies arrived, an 18-year-old man pointed a gun at them, and one of the deputies fired in self-defense.

Huston says the deputy who fired the fatal shot was taken to a hospital, examined and released. The unidentified officer is a 25-year veteran.

Huston says no deputies were hit by gunfire.

Mackinaw is about 20 miles southeast of Peoria.


This story has been corrected to show the dead man was 18, not 19.