Video: Illinois Troopers Shot at During Attempt to Help Stranded Motorists, Suspect Killed

The video shows Griffin resisted physically and one trooper used a Taser, sending Griffin to the ground. He somehow managed to get up, reached into a passenger seat and pulled out a gun.

Still from Illinois State Police dashcam video that shows a suspect identified as Brandon Griffin firing on troopers.Still from Illinois State Police dashcam video that shows a suspect identified as Brandon Griffin firing on troopers.Illinois State Police

The Illinois State Police have released dashcam footage of a deadly shooting in which a stranded motorist shot a trooper and was killed when another trooper returned fire.

A trooper stopped to assist the suspect around 3 a.m. on May 9 along the right shoulder of Interstate 64. Near the vehicle was 23-year-old Brandon Griffin from Albuquerque, New Mexico, and his wife, 31-year-old Christine Santos, Fox News reports.

Both were wanted and the troopers attempted to take Griffin into custody.

The video shows Griffin resisted physically and one trooper used a Taser, sending Griffin to the ground. He somehow managed to get up, reached into a passenger seat and pulled out a gun and shot one of the troopers. 

The other trooper returned fire, killing Griffin.

The injured trooper was treated and released at a local hospital.

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