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Video: Man Killed After Pinning Ill. Trooper Between Vehicles

March 03, 2014  | 

VIDEO: Man Killed After Pinning Ill. Trooper Between Vehicles

Illinois State Police have released video showing a state conservation officer shooting an Ohio man to death after the man pinned a ISP trooper between his van and another vehicle.

The incident occurred on Interstate 88 after Shane Cataline was stopped by Illinois State Trooper Luke Kuehl. Cataline, driving a van, had made a 911 call to state police District 7 headquarters. Kuehl was backed up by Conservation Officer Steve Francisko.

Kuehl’s stop was the second welfare check of Cataline in 30 minutes. Cataline refused repeated commands by the trooper to turn the van off.

Instead he drove off, flinging Kuehl who was holding on to the open driver side door of the van into the road.

Police say Cataline then drove right at Kuehl, pinning the trooper between the van and the trooper’s patrol car. Kuehl was unable to respond, as the van accelerated forward. So Francisko jumped up on the hood of the squad car and fired five times at Cataline killing him and stopping the attack.

The shooting was ruled justified and Kuehl has recovered from his injuries and is back at work, KWQC reports.

Tags: Traffic Enforcement, Illinois State Police, Officer Involved Shootings


Comments (7)

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Alamo Refender @ 3/3/2014 3:56 PM

Well according to a lot so called experts and some Liberal legislating judges, shooting at a moving vehicle should not be don. Of course I believe that is not the case. This Trooper did a fine job and glad he was not hurt. These morons saying the police should not fire at moving vehicles are just that, morons with no clue of deadly force encounters.

Really? @ 3/3/2014 4:33 PM

According to the report, the van was not moving because it had the officer pinned between the van and his squad car. I am thankful both officers are ok. I just cannot get over how this guy tried to kill this officer while he was doing his job. It is sad that the driver of the van had to die, but it was either him or the officer.

trooper @ 3/3/2014 6:51 PM

Justice was served!

Leonard Mather @ 3/3/2014 6:54 PM

The LEO's did an excellent job, leaving the deceased up for The Darwin Award.

Jim B. @ 3/3/2014 7:47 PM

Well, lets be fair Alamo, in general, we shouldn't be shooting at moving vehicles. That is, unless circumstances warrant it. In this case, circumstances clearly warranted firing at the driver.

Good job by both officers involved. I'm glad they are both OK. I'm glad the district attorney came to the correct and obvious conclusion that the shooting was justified.

Yeti @ 3/4/2014 3:16 AM

If we shouldn't be shooting at moving vehicles the how can we justify the woman with the baby being shot at in Washington DC. That should never had happened!

John @ 5/15/2014 10:49 AM

"Kuehl’s stop was the second welfare check of Cataline in 30 minutes. Cataline refused repeated commands by the trooper to turn the van off." welfare check on a moving vehicle? Sounds questionable.

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