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VIDEO: Arlington Heights Police Officer Shot; Suspect Shot After Standoff

An Arlington Heights Police officer was shot Thursday night.

Arlington Heights police officer shot.
Arlington Heights police officer shot.
Updated: 8:55 a.m. The 41-year-old man who police say shot a police officer and took a hostage has died from his wounds. The police officer remains in critical condition. Click here for the latest updates.

Original Post 12:43 a.m.
 An Arlington Heights police officer was shot Thursday responding to a call of a man with a gun. Police said the incident began as a domestic disturbance.

After the officer was shot a 41-year-old man took a woman hostage inside the residence in the 1900 block of Windham Court, near the intersection of Palatine Road and Arlington Heights Road. The wounded officer was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge where he was listed in critical but stable condition.

The incident began around 7:30 p.m.

After a three hour standoff, officers shot the suspect and stormed the residence. Witnesses reported hearing three bangs. The suspect was taken to an area hospital and his condition was not known. The hostage was unharmed.

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glenn stephenson December 13, 2013 at 01:54 PM
Why Lutheran General? It's a good hospital, but Northwest Community is a lot closer....
Scott December 13, 2013 at 03:23 PM
What I've usually heard is that it's because Lutheran General is a 'Level One Trauma Center'.

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