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All of the national tension tied to police shootings moves closer to home. A Decatur man is in serious condition after a Decatur police officer who believed he had a gun, shot the suspect in the chest this morning.

 

Interim Police Chief Jim Getz describes the weapons carried by Lonnie Mitchell II.

 

 

Get says the handling of the incident is a study in police restraint and going the extra mile for care of the suspect.

 

 

The officer is a five year veteran of the Decatur department.

 

The investigation has been turned over to the Illinois State Police. 

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