Police identify teen killed during officer-involved shooting in Belleville

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by KMOV.com staff

Police identify teen killed during officer-involved shooting, chase in Belleville

Posted on June 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Updated Thursday, Jun 14 at 12:19 PM

N 78th St Belleville, IL 62223

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BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV) – The teenage suspect that was fatally shot by a police officer in Belleville has been identified.

Illinois State Police say officers responding to a disturbance at Foley's Tavern near West Main Street around 10:45 a.m. and found two intoxicated men kicking cars and trying to damage a window.

Authorities say the two men fled on foot and were chased by police.

Police said during the chase one of the suspects threatened officers with a weapon.

Video of that confrontation was provided by a viewer who contacted News 4 via Facebook.

In the video, the suspect can be seen walking closer to officers as they repeatedly tell him to put his weapon down. 

When he gets close enough that the officers feel threatened one officer shoots the man, 19, in the chest. He was transported to the hospital, where he later died.  The suspect has been identified as Eric Gonzales.

The second suspect was apprehended and transported to the hospital because he appeared to be under the influence of some sort of substance.

The incident shut down West Main between 74th and 78th streets. Police said it would be closed for at least an hour.

Authorities said the officer involved in the shooting is 33-year-old Dusty Kallal and has been with the Belleville Police Department since 2004. Following standard procedure, Kallal has been placed on administrative leave while the incident is investigated.


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