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.
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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.