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.