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St. Charles police ID 19-year-old involved in shooting

'An unfortunate and isolated incident'

St. Charles police identified Christopher C. Kemble Jr., 19, of the 3400 block of Voltaire Lane, St. Charles, as the person involved in an officer-involved shooting April 26.
St. Charles police identified Christopher C. Kemble Jr., 19, of the 3400 block of Voltaire Lane, St. Charles, as the person involved in an officer-involved shooting April 26.

ST. CHARLES – St. Charles police identified Christopher C. Kemble Jr., 19, as the subject involved in the police shooting April 26, according to a news release.

Kemble, of the 3400 block of Voltaire Lane, placed the call to 911 alleging that there was an armed intruder in his home, and he was the individual whom police encountered when responding to the report of a burglary in progress, the release stated.

Upon arrival officers encountered an armed person – now identified as Kemble – running from the area toward a neighborhood park, the release stated.

Officers began attempts to establish a perimeter to contain him, but Kemble pointed a handgun in the direction of officers and police fired, the release stated.

Officers immediately requested paramedics to the scene and began administering first aid, the release stated.

Kemble was taken to Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital in Geneva with gunshot wounds, the release stated.

Kemble was later airlifted to a Level 1 trauma center where he is listed in stable condition as of 2:30 p.m. April 27, the release stated.

Police determined there was no burglary or armed intruder that entered the home, the release stated.

Police later learned that Kemble had also communicated with friends that he had a gun and that he intended to kill himself or have police kill him, the release stated.

Police will work to obtain a warrant to arrest Kemble upon his release from the hospital on felony charges of disorderly conduct in falsely reporting a crime, aggravated assault to a police officer and reckless conduct.

“This is an unfortunate and isolated incident,” the release stated. “We are supporting our officers through this difficult time and we sympathize with the Kemble family during this tragic event.”

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