ROCK FALLS, Illinois- Update: On January 28, 2018 Rock Falls Chief of Police Tammy Nelson says the officer involved shooting on Friday, January, 26, 2018 occurred at the end of a lengthy pursuit.
According to police, officers approached the driver on foot and began giving him verbal commands after the driver parked his car at 1304 Franklin Street.
Police say the driver put the car in reverse and accelerated in the path of an officer who discharged his weapon.
Immediately following the shots fired police officers and two County Sheriff Deputies began providing CPR including applying an automated external defibrillator until EMS arrived.
Chief of Police Tammy Nelson writes, "I have faith that the Illinois State Police will conduct a throrough complete review of the events that night and I ask that the public reserve judgement and let the facts speak for themselves."
Original: One man is dead after an officer-involved shooting that occurred on Friday, January 26, 2018 at 7:45 p.m.
Rock Falls Police stated a white car heading eastbound on Dixon Avenue failed to stop for officers for a traffic stop.
Police officers followed the driver to the 1300 block of Franklin Street.
In a press release Rock Falls Police Chief Tammy Nelson stated the driver pulled into a residents driveway.
Officer approached him on foot and gave him verbal commands. The driver put the car in reverse and accelerated in the path of an officer who then discharged his weapon.
Neighbors witnessed officers pulled the man from car and performed CPR until emergency vehicles arrived. He was pronounced dead at CGH Medical Center according to Sauk Valley Newspaper.
The investigation is being handled by the Illinois State Police. Dash cam video was collected from one Rock Falls Police squad car and two Whiteside County Sheriff cars on scene.
An autopsy is scheduled for Monday by the Whiteside County Coroner.
The name of the driver has not been released.
This is a developing story and will be updated as more details are released.