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Off-duty Waukegan police officer shoots and kills husband in domestic incident, authorities say

WAUKEGAN, Ill. (CBS) – Police say an off-duty Waukegan police officer shot and killed her husband over the weekend.

At 8 p.m. Sunday, Waukegan police were called to a single-family home in the 2000 block of North Avenue in the northern Illinois town to a reported shooting.

They discovered that a man in his thirties had been shot several times. He was taken to an area hospital, where she died.

The woman is in her 40s and is a 19-year veteran of the Waukegan Police Department. She was taken to an area hospital with visible physical injuries.

Police said the off-duty officer and the man were married and it was the off-duty officer who called 911 first.

It is believed that a domestic incident led to the officer shooting and killing her husband. She was placed on administrative leave pending an investigation by the Illinois State Police.


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