PALOS PARK, IL — A homeowner fatally shot one male home invader and injured another late Tuesday night at a house near 118th Street and Will-Cook Road. Other invasion suspects fled, leading police on a pursuit into Markham where they were captured.
The homeowner holds a valid conceal carry license, the Cook County Sheriff’s Department said Wednesday.
A neighbor told Patch late Tuesday she heard several shots around 11 p.m. Palos Park and Cook County Sheriff’s Department officers responded to the scene.
“We heard some popping sounds,” another neighbor told WGN on Wednesday, “and at that time we thought it was like firecrackers or whatever, it didn’t seem very close to us, then we heard like a getaway car coming at a high speed from our neighbor’s driveway.”
One suspect was tracked down at Palos Community Hospital where he was being treated for a gunshot wound. Other suspects were arrested after a police pursuit that ended on Interstate 80 and Kedzie Avenue in Markham.
The case is currently under investigation by the Cook County Sheriff’s Department.