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Naperville, Illinois — Naperville police released videos of an officer fatally shooting a man who was charging him with a hatchet while he conducted a traffic stop on June 3, 2022 in the western suburb.
The officer, who is a 22-year veteran with the department, fired six shots, striking 28-year-old Edward Samaan, police said.
At 11 a.m. on June 3, 2022 a Naperville Police Officer conducted a traffic stop on northbound Bond Street, north of McDowell Road on Naperville’s northwest side. Approximately 12 minutes into the stop, an uninvolved vehicle pulled up next to the vehicle the officer had pulled over. Samaan quickly exited the vehicle and immediately charged at the officer with a hatchet in his hand.
The officer, a 22-year veteran of the Naperville Police Department, discharged his firearm, striking the Samaan. Samaan was transported to an area hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Neither the officer nor any bystanders were physically injured.
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