Illinois State Police
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Illinois State Police

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An Illinois State Police trooper was shot and suffered life-threatening injuries executing a search warrant in East St. Louis, IL, early Friday, leading to a standoff at a house in a residential neighborhood, reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

The trooper was taken to St. Louis University Hospital. Trooper Josh Korando did not identify the injured trooper, but said the trooper is 33 years old and has 10 years' experience on the force.

After the shooting, police surrounded a home near 42nd Street and Caseyville Avenue. They arrested one person around 6 a.m., a resident said. At least two have been arrested in total, authorities said. Police also were searching in the area of 43rd Street and Vanburen Avenue, nearby.

Police said the trooper had been shot during an exchange of gunfire at 5:26 a.m. They didn't say if anyone else was shot.

One suspect remained inside the home, reports the Belleville News-Democrat. Police and K-9s entered the duplex by force, but immediately exited again. Armored police, SWAT, and tactical units remained on the scene.

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