MCLEANSBORO, IL – The Illinois State Police at the request of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Department and the McLeansboro Police Department is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Wednesday morning at the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office in McLeansboro.
According to a press release from ISP, at 12:20 a.m., a Hamilton County Sheriff’s Deputy and a McLeansboro Police officer were booking an individual who had been arrested for Possession of a Stolen Vehicle, Possession of a Controlled Substance and Possession of Methamphetamine at the sheriff’s office when the suspect broke free from restraints and assaulted the officers.
The two officers fired their weapons at the suspect. One of the rounds struck the suspect. The suspect was taken to the hospital and is in critical condition.
ISP continues to investigate.