Man Fatally Shot In Hillside, Crashes Car Into Fire Station

Monday, November 28, 2022 || By Community Editor || @maywoodnews || Updated: 10:02 p.m. 

A Hillside man who was shot before crashing his vehicle in Hillside on Thanksgiving Day has died, Hillside police said.

On Nov. 24, at approximately 3:45 p.m., Hezekiah D. Wyatt was shot while driving near the intersection of Wolf Road and Washington Boulevard. Wyatt crashed his vehicle into the Hillside firehouse and was transported with head injuries to Loyola Medical Center in Maywood, police said.

Wyatt was pronounced dead at 2:20 p.m. on Nov. 25, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. The Medical Examiner said the cause was multiple gunshot wounds.

Hillside police said the incident is still under investigation but that they were “confident that this was a targeted and isolated incident and there is no imminent threat to the public,” adding that they are “tracking leads and working closely with other local enforcement agencies to apprehend the suspects.”

CORRECTION: A previous version of this article included the wrong date of the shooting. This article has since been updated. VFP regrets the error. 

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