Man Shot and Killed by Zion Police is Identified

(Zion, IL)  A man shot and killed by Zion Police last week has been identified. Lake County Coroner’s officials say 47-year-old George Franklin was shot multiple times in the September 8th incident. Police say Franklin was attempting to forcefully enter a home when he was confronted by police. He responded by brandishing a firearm at two officers, and was said to fire shots, before he was eventually shot and killed by a third officer. The situation remains under investigation by the Lake County Major Crime Task Force.

Tim Vander Tuuk, WLIP News (9-12-22)