Suburban Chicago Police Face Lawsuit Over the Fatal Shooting of a Man in His Residence

The sisters of a man who was fatally shot in his house by suburban Chicago police this month filed a federal complaint against the officers and their agency on Wednesday, alleging wrongful death and other counts.

Kyenna McConico and Kennetha Barnes, Isaac Goodlow III’s sisters, filed a complaint in U.S. District Court in Chicago against the Carol Stream Police Department and policemen designated as John Does 1-6. The complaint demands unspecified damages.

Messages requesting comment on the complaint were left Wednesday morning with the police department and Chief Donald Cummings.

Officers responding to a domestic violence report fatally shot Goodlow, 30, approximately 4:15 a.m. on February 3 at his residence in Carol Stream’s Villagebrook Apartments.

At the time, the police department stated on Facebook that officers “encountered a tense, uncertain, and rapidly evolving situation, which resulted in officers discharging their weapons at the alleged domestic violence suspect.”

According to the sisters’ attorney, Andrew M. Stroth, Goodlow was alone and in bed when officers “busted open his bedroom door” and shot him without identification.

“Isaac Goodlaw was shot directly in his heart,” Stroth said in a phone conversation.

Goodlow and his girlfriend had a fight earlier in the evening, but she had already left the house when authorities arrived, according to Stroth.

Stroth said he and Goodlow’s sisters had seen police body camera footage of the incident, which he described as a “unlawful, unjustified shooting.”

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