Monday, July 11, 2016
Armed Decatur Man Shot by Officer, in Critical Condition
Decatur Police said Monday that its officers were notified around 1:00 a.m. of a man with a gun. Police say the officers encountered a man matching the description and an officer fired, striking the man in the chest.
The man is listed in serious condition.
According to WAND-TV, the man is a 40-year-old black Decatur resident and the officer who shot him is a white, five-year department veteran.
The investigation has been turned over to Illinois State Police.
The shooting comes amid recent high profile police-shootings of black men in Louisiana and Minnesota. Those shooting were followed Thursday by the sniper killings of five officers and the wounding of seven more in Dallas during a protest over police violence.
Information provided by WAND-TV and the Associated Press