EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – An Illinois State Police officer was shot while serving a search warrant near Washington Park.
Bommarito Automotive SkyFOX helicopter was over 1426 North 42nd Street and Caseyville Ave. Images show several police departments such as the Illinois State Police, East St. Louis Police and tactical units are on scene, reported FOX 2 Now.
Illinois State Police confirm that an officer was shot serving a warrant at the home. He was taken to the hospital to be treated for the gunshot wound. His condition is unknown at the present time.
A police source told FOX 2 that three people were taken into custody. However, one suspect remains barricaded in the home.
Details surrounding the search warrant were scarce. More details will be posted when they become known.
— Monica Adams (@MonicaAdamsTV) August 23, 2019
Illinois State Police say “suspects” are in custody. 1 person shot and taken to the hospital. No word on condition.
Avoid this area 42nd street. pic.twitter.com/eUASBmnOB7
— Derrion L. Henderson (@DerrionLH) August 23, 2019
Derrion says more than one person is in custody right now and someone was rushed to the hospital. He says a neighbor told him they heard about 5 gunshots. @FOX2now
— Kim Kelly Hudson (@kimhudsontv) August 23, 2019
Update: The trooper has passed away.