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Flossmoor police ask for patience as state police task force investigates shooting

The Flossmoor Police Department issued a statement Monday evening appealing to the community for patience as the Illinois State Police Public Integrity Task Force investigates an officer-involved shooting on Sunday that took the life of a 64-year-old resident.

Madeline Miller was pronounced dead at 1:09 p.m. Sunday after she was shot by Flossmoor police responding to a report of a domestic disturbance at a home in the 1400 block of Joyce Drive. The Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office determined Miller died from multiple gunshot wounds.

An ISP spokesperson said Miller allegedly was wielding a knife when she met officers. No further details about the incident have been released.

The ISP task force is investigating at the request of Flossmoor police.

“It is the goal of the Village of Flossmoor and Flossmoor Police Department to be transparent with the public regarding the procedures being used to investigate the July 10 officer-involved shooting,” Chief Tod Kamleiter said in the statement. 

“As the investigation progresses, the Illinois State Police Public Integrity Task Force and Flossmoor Police Department will release relevant information in a manner that is timely and protects the integrity of the investigation. We ask for your patience and understanding to ensure this investigation is conducted to its fullest extent.

“Our thoughts and condolences are with the family of the deceased and all who were involved in this tragic event.”

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