SUN-TIMES MEDIA WIRE - A DuPage County sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot a 17-year-old boy late Sunday near west suburban Villa Park has been placed on paid administrative leave.
About 11:30 p.m., Trevon Johnson’s siblings called 911, saying he had beaten one of them inside their home near Standish Lane and Ardmore Avenue, according to the DuPage County sheriff’s office.
The first deputy to arrive got into an “altercation” with Johnson, prompting the deputy to open fire, sheriff’s police said.
The 17-year-old was taken to Elmhurst Hospital, where he died of multiple gunshot wounds, according to police and the DuPage County coroner’s office, which listed the teen’s hometown as unincorporated York Township.
The deputy who shot Johnson has been placed on paid administrative leave per department policy, the sheriff’s office announced Wednesday. His , whose name has not been released.
Illinois State Police are investigating the use of force, and the DuPage County state’s attorney’s office has been notified, police said.