On April 25th, Rock Island Chief of Police, Jeffrey VanHuizen announced that he’d requested the Rock Island County Integrity Task Force investigate an officer involved shooting. According to the release from the Rock Island Police Department, at approximately 8:36 Pm on Friday, April 25th, officers were called to the scene of a domestic disturbance at an apartment complex in the area of the 2900 Block of 5th Avenue.
At the scene, several officers located the apartment in question and a standoff ensued before the suspect, armed with a weapon, fled through a window at the back of the apartment. There, the suspect encountered several officers and after the suspect was warned to stop fleeing and put down his weapon, the suspect was shot and sustained life threatening injuries from multiple officers discharging their weapons.
The name of the suspect is not being released at this time as part of the investigation of the shooting by the Integrity Task Force. The Integrity Task Force, made up of County and State Police investigators are conducting a thorough investigation and will turn their findings over to Rock Island State’s Attorney Dora Villareal who will review the Integrity Task Force findings. Rock Island Police Department does use body cameras and they were in use during this incident and have been turned over to the Integrity Task Force for their investigation.
The Rock Island Police Department is asking the public to give the task force time to conduct a thorough investigation of the incident. As for the suspect, the male subject suffered life threatening injuries and after being treated at a nearby medical facility, he was taken to OSF in Peoria for further treatment. There is no further word on the suspect’s condition.