3 deputies shot while responding to Illinois home where gunman made suicide& homicide threats

1 month ago

Ogle County news, Illinois news.

Three Ogle County Sheriff’s deputies were shot and wounded Wednesday morning while responding to a home where an armed person made homicide and suicide threats.

The deputies arrived at the home at 8:30 a.m. shortly after receiving reports of a person who “had threatened not only suicide but homicide.”

“An excess of 50 phone calls were made in various forms to the residents with no answers,” Ogle County Sheriff Brian VanVickle said.

The department sent an emergency-response team into the residence to “determine the well-being of that individual.”

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  • Shots were fired at the deputies as soon as they entered the home, VanVickle added.

    The deputies returned fire and wounded the gunman. All injured are expected to make a full recovery.

    “I condemn this senseless attack against the officers who were responding to a call with the intention of keeping other individuals, including the suspect, safe,” Illinois State Rep. Bradley Fritts said.

    “My thoughts and prayers remain with the three officers who were shot, along with the entire Ogle County Sheriff’s Department, as they work to recover from this horrific event.”