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Illinois State Police Conduct Officer-involved Shooting Investigation

On July 13, 2022, Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Zone 4 was contacted by the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office to investigate a shooting incident involving two Hancock County Sheriff’s Office Deputies.

Preliminary information indicates officers with the Hancock County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a suspicious person.  During the interaction with the subject, the subject entered the first responding officer’s patrol vehicle and held the officer at gunpoint. The officer exited the patrol vehicle and shots were fired at the subject. A second responding officer was on scene and picked up the first responding officer. The subject then took control of the patrol vehicle and fled the scene.  A short pursuit ensued and ended with an exchange of gunfire between the officers and the subject near US Route 136 and Hancock County Road 2500 East. The subject was pronounced deceased at an area hospital a short time later. No officers were injured in the incident. 

This is an active and ongoing investigation and no additional information will be released at this time.

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