Illinois officer fatally shoots Elgin woman

Illinois officer fatally shoots Elgin woman (CNN Newsource)

The Elgin woman who was shot and killed by police Monday morning has been identified as Decynthia Clements.

According to police, Clements was shot when she approached an officer with knife when she was pulled over on the side of Interstate 90. This followed after a chase starting in Elgin.

Now, state police are investigating what exactly happened.

"They approached the burning vehicle to pull her out. There was an exchange and that's what state police are still investigating. The officer then discharged her firearm."

Clements died at the hospital.

The Elgin Police Department says her family is in their thoughts and prayers.

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