For Immediate Release
June 18, 2022
Authority: Michael McLean
Interim Chief of Police
Armed Missing Suicidal Person Investigation
On Saturday, June 18, 2022 at approximately 5:10 p.m. Elmhurst Police were alerted to a vehicle being driven on westbound Lake Street in Elmhurst that had been reported as belonging to a missing 37-year-old man by the Berwyn Police Department. The information indicated the missing man was reportedly suicidal and in possession of a handgun.
Elmhurst police officers responded to the area and an officer located the vehicle being driven west on Lake Street from IL Route 83. The vehicle was occupied by only the male driver. Upon the arrival of a second patrol officer a traffic stop of the vehicle was performed. The vehicle pulled into the parking lot of a business at the intersection of Lake Street and Addison Road in Addison, IL. As the two officers approached the car to speak to the seated driver, the man raised a handgun and shot himself, inflicting a fatal gunshot wound.
The man was transported by paramedics to an area hospital where he was pronounced deceased. No bystanders or officers were injured during the incident. Investigation of this incident is under the jurisdiction of the Addison Police Department. The events described were recorded by police video cameras.
The incident is under investigation by the Addison Police Department and the DuPage County Coroner’s Office. Identification of the victim is being withheld at this time pending family notification.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Elmhurst Police Department at (630) 530-3050 or the Addison Police Department at (630) 543-3080.
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