Illinois State Police still investigating Rock Falls officer-involved shooting

A spokesperson says they are waiting on lab test results

ROCK FALLS, Illinois - It's been almost three weeks since a police officer shot and killed a man in Rock Falls, but police are still trying to piece together what happened.

Rock Falls Police Chief Tammy Nelson released a statement that said 43-year-old Nathaniel Edwards led police on a chase that ended on Franklin Street. She said Edwards then reversed his car toward an officer. That's when the officer fired his weapon.

Illinois State Police are investigating the shooting. Lt. Chris Endress said they've gathered most of their interviews and are waiting for laboratory analysis, toxicology and pathology reports. He said they are also transcribing all of the interviews from witnesses. 

"We are working as hard as we can to complete the case in an expeditious manner but must be as thorough and detailed as possible," Endress said. 


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