AURORA, Ill. — Authorities say a man has died and two police officers were wounded in a shootout following a suburban Chicago traffic stop.
The Aurora Police Department says two special operations investigators followed a vehicle they’d spotted leaving a suspected gang house and pulled it over Thursday night. Police say the driver fired at them and fled before crashing and running away.
Police identified the man as 36-year-old Santiago Calderon of Aurora. They say Calderon and investigators fired shots and Calderon was fatally shot. Police say one investigator had a non-life threatening gunshot wound to the leg and the other had an injury that wasn’t gunshot-related. Both are on paid administrative leave pending an investigation into the shooting.
A second person in the vehicle stopped by police didn’t flee and was released from custody Friday without charges.