State police investigating shooting of northern Illinois man

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LENA, Ill. (AP) — An investigation is underway by Illinois State Police into the fatal shooting of an allegedly armed man seen attempting to enter a bank, officials said Monday.

David W. Determan, 52, of Lena was shot by city police and Stephenson County Sheriff’s Department deputy on Friday.

Police say Determan was seen firing into the air outside Citizens State Bank in Lena, located nearly 39 miles (62 kilometers) west of Rockford. A resulting standoff saw Determan speaking with officers and a Stephenson County negotiator while holding a weapon.

In a statement, state police say Determan raised his weapon in the direction of officers, who opened fire. Determan was taken to a nearby hospital where he died of his injuries.

State police Master Sgt. Chuck Davidson said the department’s detectives provide investigations for shootings by law enforcement in jurisdictions that do not have an integrity task force.

Two separate police shootings in Rockford over the weekend left one man dead and another injured. Winnebago County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a domestic disturbance Saturday when, authorities said, a man charged a deputy with a large metal pipe. The deputy fatally shot the man, who hasn’t been identified.

On Sunday night, a Rockford Police officer shot a 19-year-old man. The man’s injuries were not considered life-threatening.

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