North Aurora, IL – The North Aurora Police Department was involved in an officer-involved shooting late Tuesday evening.
At 9:27 p.m., officers were dispatched to a residence in the 400 block of Pine Creek Drive after receiving calls about a male subject who was acting erratically. Upon arrival, nobody at the home answered the door although officers could hear people inside. The fiancé of the male, who called the police, arrived on scene and let officers into the home through the garage.
Once inside the home, officers were approached by a male subject who pointed a handgun at the officers. The man was later identified as 51-year-old James R. Wiesner. All three officers retreated from the home into the front yard. Wiesner followed the officers outside while still holding the handgun. Officers attempted to take positions of cover; however, Wiesner continued to advance on the officers and ignored all commands to drop the handgun. As Wiesner approached one of the officers in the street, the officer fired his duty weapon at Wiesner, striking him in the upper body.
All three officers on the scene administered first aid until the ambulance arrived. Wiesner was later pronounced deceased at the scene.
Per North Aurora Police Department policy, all three officers involved in this incident will be placed on administrative leave while the incident is being investigated by the Kane County Major Crimes Task Force Officer-Involved Death Team.
Anyone with information should call the Investigations Division at (630) 897-8705, extension 758. Anonymous tips may be left by calling (630) 897-8705 and choosing option 2.
For media inquiries, contact:
Chief David Fisher
630-897-8705, ext. 751