Naperville Axe Man Identified

By T. C. Mayfield, The Chicago Times

June 8, 2022

NAPERVILLE, IL – The DuPage County coroner has released the name of a man shot and killed by a Naperville police officer.

Edward C. Samaan, 28, of Naperville was caught on video charging an officer with a hatchet while the officer was conducting a traffic stop on June 3.

According to police, a Naperville police officer was conducting a traffic stop around 11 am June 3 near the intersection of Bond Street and McDowell Road when, without warning, Samaan allegedly exited another vehicle with a hatchet and charged the officer with the intent to butcher him to death.

The officer shot Samaan who was then pronounce dead at an area hospital.  The officer was not injured in the incident.