Monday, July 11, 2016

Armed Decatur Man Shot by Officer, in Critical Condition

A Decatur man, who police allege was armed with a gun and a knife, has been hospitalized after being shot by a police officer.

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

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