Dekalb Police Had To Fire Their Weapon At An Armed Suspect Who Failed To Comply To The Officers Orders



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On 8/8/2021, at approximately 1:11 am, officers responded for a report a person with a gun in the 900 block of Spiros Ct.

On arrival, officers heard gunfire and called for additional units. The first officer on scene saw an individual with a handgun pointed at other subjects.

That officer ordered the offender to stop. The offender did not comply, and the officer fired one shot from their pistol.

The offender was not struck and immediately ran from the area.

The officer pursued the offender and took him into custody after a short foot pursuit. Officers recovered the offender’s handgun a few feet away from where he was taken into custody. The offender was processed and taken to the DeKalb County Jail awaiting bond.

This investigation is on-going.

The investigation into the officer involved shooting is being conducted by the Illinois State Police. The officer involved is on administrative leave.

The DeKalb Police Department was assisted by the Northern Illinois University Police Department, DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office, Sycamore Police Department, and the Illinois State Police.

Dante Ormond 30 years of age
Aggravated Unlawful Use of a Weapon
Unlawful Possession of a Weapon by a Felon
Resisting a Peace Officer
Aggravated Discharge of a Firearm



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