Illinois Pattern Jury Instructions–Criminal (IPJI-Crim)

IL 24-25.18 Private Person’s Use Of Force To Prevent Escape–Not Summoned By Peace Officer

A private person who has an arrested person in his custody is justified in the use of any force which he reasonably believes to be necessary to prevent the escape of the arrested person, or to defend [(himself) (another)] from bodily harm while preventing the escape.

[However, he is justified in using force likely to cause death or great bodily harm only when he reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent death or great bodily harm to [(himself) (another)].]