FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

May 31, 2013

Illi­nois State Police Inves­ti­gat­ing Offi­cer Involved Shoot­ing in Jonesboro

Union Coun­ty State’s Attor­ney Tyler R. Edmonds announced today that Illi­nois State Police are con­duct­ing an inves­ti­ga­tion regard­ing an offi­cer-involved-shoot­ing in Jones­boro, Illi­nois, which result­ed in the injury of a male suspect.

At approx­i­mate­ly 9:30 p.m., May 30, 2013, a 9–1‑1 call was received report­ing a break-in at a Jones­boro res­i­dence.  The shoot­ing occurred when local offi­cers and an Illi­nois Depart­ment of Nat­ur­al Resources police offi­cer respond­ed to the scene and encoun­tered an armed sub­ject threat­en­ing the offi­cers with a pis­tol.  The sus­pect was wound­ed, and is being treat­ed at an area hos­pi­tal.  Inves­ti­ga­tion is con­tin­u­ing by Illi­nois State Police.

Addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion will be released through the Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office as it becomes available.

The Union Coun­ty State’s Attorney’s Office reminds the pub­lic that charges are not evi­dence of guilt.  A defen­dant is pre­sumed inno­cent and is enti­tled to a fair tri­al in which the gov­ern­ment has the bur­den of prov­ing guilt beyond a rea­son­able doubt.