The McHenry County State's Attorney's Office, after a preliminary review of the Illinois State Police investigation in the police-involved shooting, has approved more criminal charges against Joseph Laudicina. The 29-year-old Laudicina from Addison was shot by a Crystal Lake police officer on June 22, 2015. The Crystal Lake Police Department says Laudicina will face additional criminal charges in relation to the officer-involved shooting that occurred at a home located in the 800 block of Boxwood Drive, Crystal Lake. In the incident, police say Laudicina illegally entered the home. He was followed immediately by a Crystal Lake police officer who arrived on the scene to investigate a call of an "unwanted subject"...and it turned out to be Joseph Laudinia whose last known address is 1110 N. Fischer Drive, Addison. Once in the home, Laudicina, reportedly armed with a knife, charged at the police officer in a threatening manner. The police officer shot Laudicina. The wounded man was rushed to Centegra Woodstock Hospital for treatment. Laudicina faces charges of attempted murder and residential burglary. The court has set the bond at $125,000. The Illinois State Police continue with their investigation and additional details of the arrest are likely to come out within a few weeks.
On Sunday, June 21st, 2015, at approximately 11:10pm, officers from the Crystal Lake Police Department responded to a home located in the 300 block of West Terra Cotta Avenue (Route 176), regarding a domestic battery incident. Investigating officers were told the offender, a male white in his late twenties, had battered an adult female family member and had threatened the family member with a knife. The offender fled the scene prior the officers’ arrival. The female victim was treated on scene for injuries she sustained to her face.
A few hours later, at approximately 1:35am, officers from the Crystal Lake Police Department responded to a single family residence located in the 800 block of Boxwood Drive for a report of an “unwanted subject” at the home.
The preliminary investigation indicates the offender from the earlier reported domestic battery had entered the home against the wishes of the residents/occupants, including the female victim from the earlier event. The first officer on scene, after hearing calls of distress within the home, entered the residence. The male officer was confronted by the offender, who was armed with a knife and charged at the officer. The officer then fired his weapon, striking the offender at least once. Crystal Lake Fire/Rescue personnel were summoned to the scene and transported the offender to Centegra (Woodstock) Hospital, where he is currently undergoing treatment for his gunshot injury.
The officer was also transported to Good Shepherd (Barrington) as a precautionary measure where he was treated and released. The officer involved in this incident has been placed on administrative leave, which is standard practice in this type of incident. As is customary to preserve the integrity of the investigation, the Crystal Lake Police Department has asked the Illinois State Police to investigate the event, and has made notification to the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office as well.
The event remains under investigation by the Illinois State Police. The Crystal Lake Police Department will cooperate and assist to the fullest extent possible.