Early morning shooting leaves RB officer injured

Timothy J. Snyder Photo from St. Charles County Department of Corrections

Suspect fatally shot after string of incidents

A lengthy string of incidents across Randolph County in the early morning hours of Sunday, May 23 resulted in an exchange of gunfire that left a Red Bud Police officer injured and a suspect deceased.

The initial incident report released by Randolph County Sheriff Shannon Wolff noted that the State Police was β€œinvestigating an officer involved shooting in Red Bud.”

He added that around 1:38 a.m. that morning a call of shots fired was received near the intersection of State Route 3 (Market Street) and Clarence Drive, on the west end of Red Bud.

β€œA preliminary investigation has revealed a Red Bud Police officer was shot by an unidentified male suspect. The officer was transported to a St. Louis area hospital with non-life threatening injuries and has been discharged. During the incident, a second Red Bud officer discharged a firearm, which resulted in the death of the suspect.”

Due to being an active crime scene, that section of State Route 3 was closed while the Illinois State Police conducted their investigation. The road was reopened around 11:28 a.m.

Additional information about what happened in those early morning hours, and the names of those involved, was released at a press conference held at the Randolph County Courthouse on the afternoon of May 24.

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