Police are investigating an officer involved shooting that took place on Saturday afternoon. The incident happened after the pursuit of a homicide suspect wanted in connection to the murder of two women in the Collinsville area.
On Saturday, April 2nd, 2022 at approximately 11:14 AM, ISP Collinsville Communications Center learned that the Madison County Sheriff's Office had information on a suspect wanted for a double homicide in the Collinsville area. Law enforcement loccated the vehicle shortly after 1PM Saturday afternoon northbound on IL Route 127 near Hillsboro. Officers attempted a traffic stop and the vehicle left. The chase was later joined by ISP Troopers and crossed IL Route 16 then north onto US Route 51.
The vehicle was eventually stopped on US Route 51 just north of Pana. At 1:53 PM, the driver of the suspect exited the vehicle and pointed a firearm in the direction of an ISP Trooper, who discharged their weapon in the direction of the suspect. The suspect was taken to a regional hospital for the treatment of life threatening injuries. No law enforcement officers were injured during the incident and the cause and nature of the suspects injuries are still under investigation. The ISP Trooper is a 26-year veteran of the Illinois State Police.
The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the double homicide in the Collinsville area and the ISP Internal Investigation is investigating the shooting. This investigation is open and ongoing, and all evidence and facts will be submitted for review upon completion of the investigation to the Christian County State’s Attorney's Office. Stay tuned to Regional Radio News for more on this story as it develops. We have not learned what the suspect's name is as of yet.