Man killed, Crest Hill officer seriously wounded in police-involved shooting: officials

A man was killed and a Crest Hill police officer was seriously wounded during a police-involved shooting Monday night in the southwest suburbs, police said.

Police responded to a call of a domestic disturbance around 6:48 p.m. in an apartment in the 1400 block of Pioneer Road, according to the Will County Sheriff's Office.

The 911 caller told police that her husband had punched her in the face in front of several children, officials said. Several Crest Hill police officers arrived at the scene where they could hear the husband saying he was going to kill himself.


During a confrontation, a Crest Hill police officer was stabbed in main artery of his leg. Another officer, a sergeant with Crest Hill police, shot 30-year-old Matthew J. Parks multiple times.

Officers performed life-saving measures but Parks died from his injuries at the scene, police said.

Police applied a tourniquet to the wounded officer's leg to control the bleeding

The wounded officer, who has been with the department since 2019, was taken to Amita St. Joseph Medical Center in Joliet where he is out of surgery and recovering in the intensive care unit, officials said. He is listed in serious but stable condition.

The sergeant who fired shoots has been with the department since 2004.

The Will-Grundy County Major Crimes Task Force has taken over the investigation.

No further details were immediately available.

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