Illinois Police Respond To Call About Suicidal Man, End Up Killing Him (Video)

| by Michael Allen
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An unidentified suicidal man was shot and killed by a police officer in Metropolis, Illinois, on April 2.

A 911 call to the Massac County Sheriff's Department said that the man was threatening to shoot himself at a residence, but officers didn't find him at the home, notes WSIL (video below).

Illinois State Police Lt. William Sons said a second call was placed to the sheriff's department about a man with a gun at a local cemetery.

Brookport police, Massac County Sheriff’s deputies and Illinois State Police officers found the man in his truck at the cemetery and attempted to pull him over, noted The Southern.

The man reportedly drove away, but Metropolis police officers placed stop sticks on the road and were able to stop the man's vehicle.

Sons claimed that the man refused to drop his handgun and could not be stopped by officers using stun guns.

"At that point, he pointed his gun at the officers. One officer from the Metropolis Police Department, at that point, fired his weapon striking the subject," Sons stated.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, and his gun was reportedly recovered, but his name has not been released yet.

Authorities have not released the name of the officer who fatally shot him. It's not clear what crime the man allegedly committed before being chased by law enforcement.

Sources: WSIL, The Southern
Image Credit: WSIL Screenshot