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Regional Police Report: Police Officer Shot in Hostage Call; Car Careens Through Elmhurst

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Regional Police Report: Police Officer Shot in Hostage Call; Car Careens Through Elmhurst

Arlington Heights

Police Officer Shot, Man Killed Following Hostage Situation

An Arlington Heights police officer is in critical condition and his shooter is dead  following a hostage situation Thursday night, according to the Daily Herald. 

A SWAT team entered the townhouse in the 1900 block of Winham Court in Arlington Heights at 10:30 p.m. fatally shooting Eric Anderson, 41, who is accused of taking a female hostage and shooting an Arlington Heights police officer earlier in the night, according to the article. 

The woman was not injured and the police officer, a 20-year veteran of the department, was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge where he was in critical but stable condition, according to the Chicago Tribune.

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Man Careens Through Downtown Smashing Eight Cars

Police have announced charges against the man who caused damage to multiple vehicles in downtown Elmhurst Tuesday while attempting to escape police.

Anthony Joyner, 33, of Atlanta, Ga., is being held on $40,000 bond at DuPage County Jail.

On Tuesday afternoon at Springhill Suites, 410 W. Lake St., Joyner allegedly punched Tiffany Wallace, 26, of Fischer, Ind., in the face. She is believed to be his girlfriend. He reportedly fled southbound on York Road into downtown Elmhurst, where he crashed into a total of eight cars, including an unmarked police car, and injured one driver who was taken to Elmhurst Memorial Hospital. 

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Teen Posts Naked Photo of Girlfriend on Instagram, Pulls BB Gun on Girl's Mother: Police

A 16-year-old Joliet boy who posted a photo of his naked girlfriend on Instagram and pulled a BB-gun on the girl's mother when she confronted him about it was arrested Monday night, Joliet police said.

The teen reportedly obtained the photo from his 15-year-old girlfriend, who sent it to his cell phone, Cmdr. Al Roecher said. He uploaded it to  Instagram, an online social networking service that allows photos and videos to be filtered and shared publicly.

When the girl's mother learned what happened, she went to the suspect's house in the 1100 block of Frederick at about 5:30 p.m. and confronted him, Roechner said. He responded by pulling out a weapon that ended up being a BB-gun, he said.

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Man Charged in Murder

Police have charged a 22-year-old former Evanston resident in the shooting death of Floyd Gibert, 30, last Saturday. 

Dominic Connerly, of the 2000 block of Jethro Avenue in Zion, is charged with first-degree murder, according to a press release from Evanston Police Cmdr. Jason Parrott.

Gibert, who lived in the 2000 block of Ashland Avenue, was  shot and killed in the 2000 block of Darrow Avenue around 6:20 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, according to police.

"The shooting is believed to have occurred from an ongoing dispute between two rival groups that was fueled by some social media postings prior to the shooting last Saturday," Parrott said in the release.

Patch reports on law enforcement activity, using information provided by official agencies. Persons charged with a crime, or issued a citation for violation of a local ordinance, are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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