DIXON, Ill. (AP) — Three sheriff’s deputies had been shot Wednesday whereas responding to a northern Illinois residence, and the suspect…

DIXON, Ill. (AP) — Three sheriff’s deputies had been shot Wednesday whereas responding to a northern Illinois residence, and the suspect was additionally wounded, authorities stated.

Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle stated the deputies had been responding to a report that somebody inside the house within the Lost Lake neighborhood close to Dixon was threatening to kill themself or others. He stated the suspect additionally was shot. He didn’t present any details about the suspect, together with identify, age or the place the individual lives.

VanVickle stated a member of the family known as police shortly after 8:30 a.m. to report the threats from somebody on the residence. He stated negotiators tried to succeed in the individual by telephone and determined to go inside shortly earlier than midday.

“Immediately upon getting into the home, our deputies acquired fireplace from inside the home,” he stated.

VanVickle initially tried to stroll away from reporters after giving an announcement with out extra element however responded to shouted questions by saying everybody injured “is in good situation.”

A spokesperson at Katherine Shaw Bethea Hospital in Dixon stated three folks had been taken to the hospital’s emergency division, two of whom had been handled and launched. The spokesperson didn’t launch the situation of the third individual.

The Illinois State Police will deal with the investigation of the capturing, VanVickle stated. The company didn’t instantly reply to an e mail from The Associated Press searching for remark.

Aerial video by native media Wednesday afternoon confirmed legislation enforcement and private automobiles parked on the aspect of unpaved roads all through the neighborhood and officers sometimes gathering in small teams however little ongoing exercise. Yellow police tape blocked at the least one driveway and an Ogle County sheriff’s cellular command heart was parked on the finish of the drive.

Lost Lake’s property proprietor’s affiliation describes the world as a “nation model neighborhood” with about 700 homeowners in an unincorporated space near the cities of Dixon, Franklin Grove and Oregon, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) west of Chicago.


Associated Press reporters Kathleen Foody in Chicago and Corey Williams in Detroit contributed to this report.

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