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Officers in Sleepy Hollow incident put on paid leave

SLEEPY HOLLOW – The officers who shot and killed a suspect in a domestic incident have been placed on paid administrative leave, Sleepy Hollow Police Chief James Linane said Monday.

State police have taken over the "use of force" investigation, Linane said.

Officers responded to a report of domestic violence near Hemlock Drive and Maple Lane just before noon Sunday and found “multiple victims outside of the residence,” according to a release from the department.

When they arrived, the suspect was still in pursuit of a female who was already bleeding from the head. A male victim was also outdoors and injured.

Linane said the male and female were the only two people injured, besides the suspect. He declined to say who else was at the home or the nature of their relationships.

Linane said he couldn't given any information on the victims' conditions or describe their injuries.

Police shot the suspect after he pulled a knife and slashed it in their direction. The suspect died as a result of the injuries, the release said.

According to a media report, Linane said it "appears my officers followed proper procedures."

He said they are cooperating with the state police investigation and working with the Kane County State's Attorney's Office.

No names have been released in the incident.

– Shawn Shinneman

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