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Villa Park police fatally shoot transgender man
2021-05-27

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On May 24, Villa Park police shot and killed Haven A. Bailey, a 25-year-old Lombard resident, after calling 911 to report that someone was walking around outside with a gun, The Daily Herald noted.

According to several media outlets, including PGHLesbian.com and Yahoo! News, Bailey identified as a transgender man, although several other publications misgendered Bailey.

The shooting happened after police arrived to find a person—later identified as Bailey—walking "directly toward them while armed with a handgun," officials said.

Officers told Bailey to drop the gun several times. When Bailey refused to drop the gun, an officer, "in fear for his life," shot Bailey four times, police said.

Bailey's obituary lists him as being survived by parents Debra Bailey and Jeff and Patti Steben, and seven siblings. Bailey was preceded in death by his father, Thomas Bailey.

Memorial donations may be made to Gateway Foundation, at www.gatewayfoundation.org/about-gateway-foundation/make-a-donation/ . Specify in "additional comments" that the donation is in memory of Bailey to the Lake Villa Campus.

A wake and funeral service for Bailey will be held May 27 at Steuerle Funeral Chapel, in Villa Park.


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