METROPOLIS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in southern Illinois say a person has been killed in a shooting involving a State Police trooper.
Illinois State Police said in a Saturday news release that a witness reported seeing a male suspect possibly carrying a handgun into a neighbor’s yard and hearing gunshots.READ MORE: Parents Of Michigan School Shooter Arrested And Charged After Manhunt
Officers from different law enforcement agencies including Massac County and Metropolis arrived at the scene. Authorities say the male suspect allegedly assaulted a Metropolis resident the day before.
Just before 9:30 a.m. Saturday, a State Police trooper allegedly found the armed suspect and shots were fired.
The deceased person has not been identified.READ MORE: 2 Killed, 6 Wounded In Weekend Shootings In Chicago
No officers were injured.
A weapon was recovered at the scene.
The death is being investigated by several law enforcement agencies.
Further details were not released.MORE NEWS: Evanston Police Host Gun Buyback Event
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