Prisoner Tries To Escape On Way To Bond Court, Shot By Police

ROLLING MEADOWS, Ill. (STMW) – A prisoner who was being taken to a bond hearing Saturday morning in northwest suburban Rolling Meadows was shot by police after trying to escape.

About 8:10 a.m. an Elgin police officer was en route to a bond call transporting a prisoner and while northbound on Route 53 near Algonquin Road the prisoner escaped, Elgin Police Cmdr. Glenn Theriault said.

“A shooting occurred,” and the prisoner was wounded, Theriault said. The prisoner has been hospitalized, but a condition was not immediately available. The officer was not shot but was also taken to a hospital, Theriault said.

Illinois State Police are leading the investigation into the incident because it happened on a state roadway and because it was a police-involved shooting.

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  • zatso

    Police fault? Of course.

    They don”t know how to secure a person?


  • Just Axin

    Who cares who’s fault it was, score one for the po po!

  • German Leprechaun

    Fine shootin’ there!!!

  • N E Oakley

    Good! One less guest at the Greybar Hotel that I don’t have to pay for.

    • Shoot To Kill

      Not so good shootin’ there. Those hospital bills are going to be paid by taxpayers. If they are going to shoot, SHOOT TO KILL!

  • Money Talks, Laws Walk

    The prisoner must of thought that he was going to te mexighetto at 26th and California to the only court house open on weekends, thanks to county board presidunce Buttwrinkle, and would never have made it home after the bond hearing.

  • malcom

    so shooting an unarmed prisoner is justified?? this is why the United Nations needs to look into nazi tactics of the police in this country.

    • Roberta Waker

      Do you know for certain that he was unarmed? If the officer was taken to the hospital something must have happened to allow this prisoner to escape. Too bad the officer didn’t finish the job – it would have saved taxpayers a lot of money.

    • Reb Biker

      Fleeing prisoners are fair game, and need to be shot before they get loose and pose a threat to the public.

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