North Aurora Police say that a 54 year-old male subject, who hasn't been further identified, was shot by a police officer Wednesday night, amid a suicidal subject incident response.
Police officials say around 11:17 p.m., officers were dispatched to the area of the 600 block of Birchwood Dr. for a suicidal subject.
Officers were advised that the 54 year old male subject was driving a vehicle and was believed to be armed with a handgun. Officials say officers responded to the area and were further advised that the subject was making suicidal statements and threatening to shoot someone.
At approximately 11:37 p.m., an officer saw the suspect driving in his vehicle in the area of Timber Oaks Dr. & Eastview Rd. Officers attempted to stop the subject but police say he did not stop until pulling into his driveway in the 600 block of Birchwood Dr.
Police say officers observed that the subject had a handgun and was holding it to his head.
The subject exited his vehicle, was moving toward the occupied residence attempting to gain entry through the open garage door, and allegedly ignored multiple commands to stop.
Police say that an officer, fearing for the safety of the individuals in the house, fired one round, striking the suspect, who fell to the ground.
Officers began lifesaving efforts until paramedics arrived and transported the subject to Mercy Medical Center in Aurora, where he later died at 12:35 a.m. A handgun was recovered at the scene.
Officials say the officer involved is a 13 year veteran of the department and, per policy, has been placed on paid administrative leave pending the investigation of the incident.
The Kane County Major Crimes Task Force is leading the investigation.