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Man shot by Joliet police after fleeing traffic stop and refusing to drop weapon, authorities say – NBC Chicago

Joliet police shot and injured a man who was fleeing from officers after a traffic stop and refused to drop his weapon Wednesday night, authorities said.

Officers had stopped the car shortly after 11 p.m. in the 100 block of Linden Avenue, police said in a statement. A passenger armed with a gun jumped out and began to flee.

An officer caught up to him and told him to drop the gun, police said. The man refused and was shot by the policeman. The man started running again but was stopped nearby.

He was taken to hospital but his condition was not known.

The Will-Grundy Major Crimes Task Force was investigating.

NBC Chicago

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