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Charges await man involved in Round Lake hostage situation where officers opened fire

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Charges await man involved in Round Lake hostage situation where officers opened fire

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ROUND LAKE, Unwell. — A person shot by suburban officers during a hostage incident last week has been charged after being discharged from the hospital.

At around 6:35 p.m. on Sept. 19, Round Lake officers were dispatched to a house within the 700 block of North Park Road. A 911 caller told police they were needed but hung up before additional questions were asked.

Officers on the scene were told a girl within the basement of the house needed help.

Round Lake officers approached a basement door, where a 33-year-old man, later identified as Gerzin Ramirez-Perez, and a 30-year-old woman lived in a garden unit, and will hear what seemed like people, in line with police.

As officers attempted to make contact, a cop outside allegedly saw Ramirez-Perez holding a knife to the girl’s neck from a basement window. Police said they tried to de-escalate the situation, but Ramirez-Perez allegedly continued holding the knife to the girl and refused to let her go.

A regional SWAT team was dispatched to the scene. Members of the SWAT team also attempted to de-escalate the situation. Sooner or later, police said Ramirez-Perez grew increasingly agitated and refused to drop the knife or follow any of the instructions.

Two members of the team fired their weapons, critically injuring Ramirez-Perez. He was released from the hospital on Monday and subsequently charged with aggravated illegal restraint and two counts of domestic battery.

Following the shooting, the SWAT team was in a position to rescue the girl. She sustained minor injuries.

Two knives were collected from the scene.

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