Man shot after tackling suburban Chicago officer
ROUND LAKE, Ill. (AP) _ A suburban Chicago resident says a man suspected of breaking into homes had tackled a police officer before the officer fatally shot him Friday night.
Round Lake resident Donna Kelly tells the (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald the man had been using a tree branch to break windows in a neighborhood when the officer approached him. Kelly says she saw the man charge the officer and tackle her, but the officer was able to push him off and shoot him. Kelly says the officer fired again as the man continued to advance on her.
The man was identified as 22-year-old Michael Robert Musson Jr. of Grayslake. He died at the scene.
Police say Musson held a glass shard during the confrontation.
The officer is on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
Information from: Daily Herald