Agencies: DuPage County Sheriff's Office Illinois
Last updated: 5 months ago
The shooting took place after deputies were called about 11:45 p.m. Sunday to a "report of a violent domestic" at a home near Standish Lane and Ardmore Avenue in an unincorporated area near Villa Park, according to a sheriff's department news release.
The first deputy to arrive at the scene got into a fight with the teen, leading to the "officer-involved shooting," according to authorities.Johnson was taken to Elmhurst Hospital and later pronounced dead there. The 17-year-old died of multiple gunshot wounds, the DuPage County coroner's office said Tuesday.
Larry Rogers Jr., an attorney representing the family, said Johnson was unarmed. Rogers criticized investigators for releasing information about the shooting without providing any evidence, such as 911 tapes or dispatch calls.
"It's obviously very early, but this seems to me to clearly be an unjustifiable shooting of a 17-year-old young man who was celebrating the holidays at home with his family," Rogers said Tuesday afternoon after meeting with the family.
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