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Illinois State Police are investigating one of their own, after a shooting turned deadly in Nokomis on Friday, June 7.


At the request of the Nokomis Police Department, Illinois State Police Zone 6 Investigations is conducting an independent investigation of an officer involved shooting that took place on or around 7:07 on June 7th, in the 100 block of Sherman Street in Nokomis.


According to the preliminary investigation, a Nokomis Police Officer was dispatched to a residence on Frederick Streeet for a disturbance call.  The officer arrived and made contact with the complaintant outside of the residence.  The subject causing the distrurbance, later identified as David L. Hicks, a 40-year-old resident of Nokomis, had left the residence on foot before officer arrived.


State Police say the officer then made contact with Hicks in the 100 block of Sherman Street.  The officer perceived actions by Hicks that caused the officer to fear for his life, discharging his duty weapon and striking Hicks.  Hicks was later pronounced dead by the Montgomery County Coroner.


Hicks was the only injury or fatality as all officers were unharmed.  Once completed, the results of the State Police investigation will be turned over to the Montgomery County State's Attorney's Office for review.  Stay tuned to Regional Radio and taylorvilledailynews.com for more details as this story develops.

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