Man fatally shot by police officer in Des Plaines
A man was fatally shot by police in Des Plaines Wednesday night.
Officers were sent to a home in the 1400 block of Thacker Street to assist fire officials and encountered a man who “was breaking things, possibly having a psychotic breakdown,” police said in a statement.
The man, 55-year-old Scott MacDonald, potentially had access to an axe or machete, police said. “The situation escalated when [the officers] unexpectedly encountered Mr. MacDonald in the common hallway of the building and an officer-involved shooting occurred,” police said.
MacDonald was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
The officer involved in the shooting has been placed on paid administrative leave per department policy, police said.
No further details were released.