Three Fairview Police Department (IL) officers were injured earlier this when a woman trying to avoid an ex-boyfriend brought the confrontation to their doorstep and a struggle ensured as the officers arrested the man.
According to the department, Wednesday night a 911 caller said her ex-boyfriend was following her and he was threatening her with a firearm. So, while still on the 911 call she drove to the police station.
However, the male continued to follow, drove into the parking lot, exited his vehicle, and approached the woman’s car. Police say he appeared unarmed but yelled at the caller while also violently hitting the caller’s driver’s door window with his forehead.
The department reported that officers attempted to direct the subject away from the caller to de-escalate the situation.
Police said physical force was used to control the suspect, who continued to resist. Ultimately, due to the suspect's actions, officers deployed a conducted energy device to minimize the suspect’s resistance and take him into custody.
Three officers sustained injuries as a result of their attempt to restrain the suspect physically.
A sergeant was treated at an emergency room and later released.
The suspect, 34-year-old Demarcus M. Lowery Sr., later refused any treatment by medical personnel.
Lowery was arrested and charged with three counts of resisting a peace officer, a Class 4 felony.