BREAKING NEWS: Suspect in Custody After Attempted Homicide of an Illinois State Trooper in Springfield, IL

Springfield, Illinois – At approximately 10:45 p.m. on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, a citizen called the police to report an officer-involved shooting in the 1600 block of Toronto Rd. They were uncertain about whether the shots were fired by the officer or the suspect. According to initial reports, 16 shots were fired, and an Illinois State Police Officer was shot in the leg. A tourniquet was applied to the officer’s leg, and the suspect’s vehicle was located shortly afterward.

A drone was used to view the inside of the vehicle, which appeared to be clear. However, officers then received a report of a suspicious person running near Packard Mental Health Center, formerly known as McFarland. Additional officers went to the scene, but the suspect was not located.

Around 1:59 a.m. on Wednesday, October 25, 2023, police received information that someone had gone to the Days Inn, located at 5970 S. Sixth Street Frontage Rd E., to inquire about a flashlight. Officers then responded to the area and took the suspect into custody at Circle K, located at 1201 Toronto Rd.

The suspect was taken to a local hospital.

We will provide more updates once we receive it.

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