Cougar Incident Reported in Roscoe Village Last Edited: Monday, 14 Apr 2008, 7:53 PM CDT Created: Monday, 14 Apr 2008, 7:23 PM CDT Police shot and killed a cougar on the North Side Monday night. The animal was shot about 5:30 p.m. in the alley behind the 3400 block of North Hamilton Avenue, according to a Belmont District officer. The officer confirmed an officer fatally shot the large cat. “Its [cougar] dead,” the officer said. The cougar possibly is the same animal spotted in several northern suburbs in the past month. According to Wilmette police, an animal believed to be a cougar was spotted in the 300 block of 3rd Street near the CTA’s Linden station on Sunday, April 13. Officers searched the area, but were unable to locate the animal. The reports are similar to recent possible cougar sightings in North Chicago, where paw prints were found. North Chicago police have teamed with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources and Lake County Forest Preserve officers to track and apprehend the animal. Police remind residents not to approach the animal and immediately call 911. -- Wonder what they shot it with.