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Carlinville police officer opens fire on suspect

The ISP is investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened early Sunday evening on Nov. 19.

According to a statement from the ISP, they were called to the parking lot of the Carlinville Area Hospital at around 6:15 p.m. to assist in the investigation after a Carlinville Police Officer shot a suspect allegedly driving a stolen vehicle.

While intiating contact, the suspect is said to have pointed a gun at the officer.

The Carlinville officer fired his gun, striking the suspect. The suspect was flown to a regional hospital with life-threatening injuries. The officer was not injured.



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