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Knife-wielding suspected car thief shot by police identified

April 8, 2019

BLOOMINGDALE, Ill. (AP) — Police in the Chicago suburb of Bloomingdale have identified the man fatally shot by officers after they say he rushed at them brandishing a knife as 26-year-old Julius Glover of nearby Carol Stream.

According to Bloomingdale police, officers responding Friday night to a call of a man with a knife in a store were notified when they arrived that the man had just stolen a car. They spotted the vehicle and followed. They say when Glover reached the nearby community of Glendale Heights he climbed out and was killed by officers when he came at them with the knife.

The investigation has been turned over to the DuPage County Major Crimes Task Force, but Bloomingdale Director of Public Safety Frank Giammarese says it appears the officers acted properly.