Joseph Jesk Killed by Bridgeview Police Department

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Old Crime Scene Address:
10300 S Harlem Ave
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About 7 p.m., police were called to a Walmart store for a report of shoplifting. Once there, an officer took a woman—the girlfriend of Joseph Jesk, 32—into custody and put her in a squad car. The officer started to drive away, and Jesk got into his vehicle and rear-ended the squad car, police said. Both men got out of their vehicles, and Jesk pointed a replica gun at the officer, who shot and killed Jesk.

Victim's Name: Joseph Jesk

Agency Responsible: Bridgeview Police Department

Gender: Male

Age: 32

Race: White

Date of Death: October 1, 2019

County: Cook

Cause of Death: Gunshot

Official Disposition: Pending investigation/No Known Charges

Criminal Charges: No known charges

Mental Illness: No

Armed: Unarmed/Did Not Have an Actual Weapon

Weapon: BB gun and vehicle

Threat Level: attack

Fleeing: Foot

Body Camera: No

Washington Post Database ID: 5074

Geography: Suburban

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