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A female hostage was also shot; the suspect surrendered and was arrested by Ontario Police Department officers after an hours-long standoff
A tense hostage situation unfolded in a McDonald’s parking lot, where a suspect held a woman at knifepoint inside a semi-truck
“It was a chaotic scene,” Lee County Sheriff Carmine Marceno said. “We applied all technology — that’s the robodog, our SWAT team, electronic, surveillance [and] drones”
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One suspect was killed in a shootout with officers and the other was arrested; the victim was uninjured and one officer sustained a non-life threatening injury
"[The suspect’s] objectives were to get into a shootout with law enforcement, kill law enforcement and be killed by law enforcement,” Chief Scott Vermillion said
Video shows the 17-year-old suspect shooting at windows inside the Sangamon County Juvenile Detention Facility while holding a juvenile resident hostage
“We couldn’t spend too much time negotiating and risk the safety of the child,” Lt. Jennifer Kohrell said. “The actions of the officer saved the child’s life”