Man Shot and Killed After Opening Fire on Police, 3 Officers Wounded
SOUTH ELGIN, ILLINOIS — July 4, 2018
A man was fatally shot, and three officers wounded, after a standoff Tuesday evening. The assailant opened fire Tuesday night at around 10:50 p.m. in northwest suburban South Elgin prompting calls to the police by residents. At about 11:00 p.m., residents of the apartment complex were evacuated after the man had holed himself in the apartment with a shotgun and a scoped rifle. The man opened fire on officers a second time around 2:30 a.m., and officers returned fired, fatally striking him.
"After about four hours of total negotiation, the individual opened fire on the officers and they returned fire, striking him and he is deceased," said South Elgin Police Sergeant Mike Doty.
The man has been identified as Frank Dripps, 52. He shot from his house.
According to witnesses, the gunshots started suddenly.
"I heard the shots and cry, and then that was scary. I dropped to the floor," said neighbor Amanda Pomplin.
Eleven different police agencies responded to the incident. No one else was hurt.