Last updated: about 23 hours ago
Oak Park police fatally shot 48 year-old Todd Stone after he called the department, threatened to “shoot up” his neighborhood and later advanced on dispatched officers Monday evening, authorities said.
Stone called police at about 6:25 p.m. from a home in the 23000 block of Avon and told them he had a firearm and hatchet, indicating “he was going to shoot up the neighborhood,” said Steve Cooper, director at the city’s Public Safety Department.
When officers arrived at the home, they talked to the Stone's mother, escorted her to the porch and went inside, Cooper said.
There, the man, 48, confronted them and “advanced toward the officers wielding the hatchet in a threatening manner,” Cooper said. “One of the officers was forced to shoot the subject.”