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Manhunt Underway for Illinois Officer Shooting Suspect

May 09, 2016  | 

Authorities are searching for the man who shot a Mahomet, IL, police officer during a traffic stop Saturday night. The shooting happened in the 600-block of South Vine Street around 11 pm. 

The suspect is 34-year-old Dracy "Clint" Pendleton. Police say he was stopped for a minor traffic violation and was released.

Pendleton then came across another officer in the 600-block of South Vine Street, and became agitated and physical. Police say that's when he pulled a handgun and shot Officer Jeremy Sharlow in the arm, reports WCIA.

The officer returned fire while Pendleton ran into a house and started shooting more rounds with a rifle. He then took off in a pickup truck.

Authorities found the truck near the River Bend Forest Preserve, but they haven't found Pendleton. They believe he's injured and "heavily armed and dangerous."

Police Chief Mike Metzler says the officer went to the hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Pendleton will be charged with aggravated battery with a firearm to a police officer; a class X felony punishable by from 6 to 45 years in prison, reports WCIA.

Additional charges may be filed as the investigation proceeds. Bond on the warrant was set at $5 million.

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Titus Greenwood @ 5/10/2016 1:07 PM

Obama will probably celebrate the shooter. After all, aren't all cops "racist" and deserve to be shot by the "folks?"

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