The Kane County State’s Attorney has released more details about the Aurora officer-involved shooting

The Kane County State’s Attorney has released more details about the Aurora officer-involved shooting

Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office officials on Friday released new information detailing Sunday’s officer-involved shooting in Aurora.

Among other facts, officials said in a press release that the police officer was about five feet away from the suspect, Christopher Cross of Aurora, who is accused of charging at the officers with a knife, when the officer shot Cross.

Cross was taken to the hospital in critical condition after the officer-involved shooting.

Cross, 21, of the 900 block of Colorado Avenue, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, unlawful restraint, aggravated assault on two police officers and aggravated use of a deadly weapon.

Kane County State’s Attorney Jamie Moser and other senior Kane County prosecutors said they examined officers’ body camera footage, 911 calls, radio traffic and police reports from the incident. They detailed their findings in a news release issued Friday afternoon.

Officials said Aurora police responded to the Colorado Avenue home Sunday morning after a family member called 911 to report another family member was armed with multiple knives and was threatening people inside the home.

When police arrived, Cross, armed with a large knife, allegedly yelled at officers through a glass screen door that he was going to stab them and that they were “going to die today,” prosecutors said in the release.

Cross is accused of being armed with two knives, with blades about eight inches long, when he entered the garage outside the home, officials said.

While in the garage, officers repeatedly ordered Cross to drop the knife, but he instead yelled that he was going to show the officers how fast he was, prosecutors said in the release.

Officers were approximately 20 to 25 feet from Cross when an officer fired non-lethal pepper-ball rounds at him in an attempt to make him drop the knife, officials said.

Cross, armed with a large knife in each hand, allegedly charged at the officers, who were standing close to each other in the driveway, closing about five feet between himself and the officers, prosecutors said. According to officials in the news release, an officer switched from a pepper-ball gun to his service weapon and fired a charging cross.

Prosecutors did not say how many times Cross was shot.

Officials said Cross had a third knife hidden in his pants leg and shoe, according to the release.

The investigation into the officer-involved shooting is being conducted by the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force in accordance with Illinois law. The task force is comprised of police officers from various county police agencies and serves as an independent investigative agency.

The state attorney’s office said it will release the findings of the investigation in a timely manner once it is complete.

The news release from the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office did not include any body camera footage. Aurora police previously said they were working with the task force to determine when to release the officers’ body camera footage from the incident.

A Kane County judge signed an arrest warrant for Cross and set his bail at $750,000. Until he is served with a warrant, he will not set a court date.

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