Man shot and killed by police during domestic violence call

CAROL STREAM, Ill. – Early Saturday morning, suburban police shot and killed a man while they were responding to a domestic violence call. Bonnie Pigram and her family, in a state of profound grief and anger, said the person killed was her 30-year-old son, Issac Goodlow. The fatal police shooting took place at the Villagebrook Apartments complex in Carol Stream.

Pigram expressed her distress over the incident, stating, “I feel like they just shot him down like a dog.” The events unfolded around 4:15 a.m. in the 200 block of East St. Charles Road. According to Lavashia Pigram, Goodlow’s cousin, despite the violent circumstances of the incident, Goodlow was not a traditionally aggressive individual.

The Carol Stream Police Department refrained from sharing further details about the occurrence but admitted to its officers being thrust into “a tense, uncertain and rapidly-evolving situation”. This purportedly led to them firing at the suspect identified in the domestic violence incident.

According to Goodlow’s family, he was shot in the chest and subsequently died after allegedly hurling an object at an officer. Corroborating their claim, the police confirmed that two of their officers fired their guns at Goodlow.

The incident is currently under review by the Public Integrity Team of the DuPage Merit Taskforce, a specialized unit investigating police-involved shootings and deaths in the county.

Confirming their involvement, the DuPage County State’s Attorney’s Office is assisting in the investigation. Carol Stream Police Department extended sympathies towards Goodlow’s family over their tragic loss.

Despite their expressions of condolence, Pigram and her family, still searching for answers, are seeking justice for their loss. “He was a good kid, a good young man,” said Pigram while speaking on her son.

Police reported that the woman involved in the domestic disturbance suffered minor injuries and was discharged from a local hospital after receiving treatment. The officers implicated in the shooting have been assigned paid leave pending the investigation’s outcome.