- Editor’s Note: This article will be updated when additional information is provided by official sources.
Details are still sketchy this morning (Tuesday, July 9, 2019), but Elgin and Chicago police have reported what appears to be the fatal shooting of a 41-year-old man who allegedly carjacked and kidnapped two people in Elgin, then fled to Chicago, where he was shot to death by Chicago police.
According to Elgin and Chicago police department social media posts and media reports, a man hijacked a vehicle in the 100 block of North Porter Street in Elgin sometime after midnight Sunday, July 7, 2019.
At around 6:46 a.m. Monday (July 9, 2019), an off-duty Chicago police officer saw a male and female handcuffed together and saying they had been kidnapped.
The off-duty officer reported the incident, and police found the man in an apartment in the 6200 block of West Grand Avenue, where a gunfight took place, and the man was shot.
He was transported to Illinois Masonic Hospital in critical condition, and later died.
No officers were injured. A weapon was recovered from the scene, according to media reports.
“This does not appear to be a random act, and the kidnapping victims were known to the offenders,” the Elgin Police Department said via Facebook.
“The victims have been located safely in Chicago, and they are providing statements to Chicago and Elgin detectives,” Elgin police said.
If any community member has information that may assist, anonymous tips or information can be submitted via the crime line at 847-695-4195 or by texting 847411, and including ELGINPD in the beginning of the text along with the message and/or tip information.
We’ve learned that this was a kidnapping incident and our victims managed to escape. They flagged down officers, and units responded to the location where the victims were held. An armed confrontation ensued with a possible offender & this weapon was recovered. pic.twitter.com/0HPKg78j6y
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) July 8, 2019
KIDNAPPING: Police say two people were kidnapped from the suburbs and held against their will inside of an apartment in the Belmont Cragin neighborhood. They escaped. The offender was shot by police. @ABC7Chicago pic.twitter.com/6fzkFlsrtx
— Alexis McAdams ABC-7 (@AlexisMcAdamsTV) July 8, 2019