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Man Approaching With Ax Shot by Police

The AP via YellowBrix

December 22, 2009

DES PLAINES, Ill. – Authorities in suburban Chicago say a Des Plaines police officer fatally shot a 24-year-old man who refused to drop the ax he was holding.

Illinois Policing

The Cook County medical examiner’s office says Krzysztof Kaczor (KRISH’-stof kot-CHUR’) was pronounced dead early Monday at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge.

Des Plaines Police Chief Jim Prandini says his officer encountered Kaczor after responding to a report of shots being fired. He says Kaczor was running through the neighborhood carrying a long-handled ax.

Prandini says the officer ordered Kaczor to drop the ax, but the man instead held the ax in a threatening manner and approached the officer. That’s when the officer opened fire.

Police are investigating the incident.


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    Jester31

    over 4 years ago

    58 Comments

    He was just rehearsing his role of Paul Bunyan. A person in uniform pointing a gun at you means "drop the weapon" in any language.

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    10922 Comments

    Amen, hpd350; first rule of police contact is do as you are told. Things can and, as shown by this instance, will go badly when you don't. Glad the officer is going home safe and sound !!

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    usa_24

    over 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    What a nut case. Great job by the officers.

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    tommystallion37

    over 4 years ago

    74 Comments

    I guess this nut job was " cut down"... stay safe good job.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Krzysztof Kaczor

    Gesundheit!

    Don't bring an axe to a gun fight!

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    HEYSARGE

    over 4 years ago

    16734 Comments

    NEXT???????????

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    41146 Comments

    Remember that scene from Indiana Jones? LMAO Officer, good job and glad you're ok!

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    Daysend

    over 4 years ago

    902 Comments

    Police brutalitah! This poor russian lumberjack was just lost after losing his glasses in the woods. I'm sure he mistook the squad car and police officer for a christmas tree.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    leady55,
    You don't bring a Taser to an Ax fight...

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    WASP7000

    over 4 years ago

    998 Comments

    Police brutality. He was probably just walking through the neighborhood offering his wood splitting services. He was just trying to make some money....

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    plsandberg

    over 4 years ago

    526 Comments

    WTH....Leady 55 when confronted with a person holding an ax and approaching in a threatening manner..dont go to taser, it is a lethal force issue now..I have seen to many Officers starting to go to taser when you are justified in lethal force.attempt the taser if you have a back up officer there with you ready to use lethal force..if not forgo it...

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Im glad the officer was ok, But i would like to to know a little more on the story, Was a tazer available to the officer?

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    granny1

    over 4 years ago

    1448 Comments

    i have to agree with mhare.

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    loganj0

    over 4 years ago

    440 Comments

    Unless you are jason vorhees taking an ax to a gunfight generally is going to end poorly for you.

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    mhare

    over 4 years ago

    424 Comments

    Don't bring an ax to a gun fight... Officer safety is the top priority. Good job.

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