An Illinois State Trooper was wounded and a carjacking suspect killed after a chase led to an officer-involved shooting in Macoupin County Saturday afternoon.

Police said it started at 3:45 p.m. after the Glen Carbon Police Department was sent to a call for an armed carjacking at a Sam's Club parking lot.

A 36-year-old trooper responded and saw the suspect driving north on I-55 and started a pursuit. The trooper attempted a traffic stop but the suspect kept going until driving off of the road.

Police said the suspect's car got stuck so he fled on foot, produced a handgun and fired at the trooper. The trooper fired back, striking the suspect and fatally wounding him.  The officer was hit and suffered non-life-threatening injuries and is expected to recover, KMOV reports.

 

 

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