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Illinois State Police Investigating Officer Involved Shooting On I-55 Near Lexington

The Illinois State Police is investigating an officer-involved shooting in McLean County from Saturday. 


Just after noon the noon hour on Saturday on Interstate 55 northbound near Lexington, milepost 178,  Illinois State Police troopers responded to a call of shots fired.  

Preliminary information indicates two vehicles had pulled over and were on the shoulder of the interstate.  Upon arrival, officers observed a subject shooting at the other vehicle.  The subject then pointed a firearm at officers.  Officers exchanged gunfire with the subject, who was fatally struck and later pronounced deceased.  


There were no other injuries. 


Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigation are investigating this incident.


The investigation is open and ongoing. ISP is currently processing evidence and conducting interviews.  


Upon completion of the investigation, all evidence and facts will be submitted for review to the McLean County State’s Attorney's Office.  


No additional information is available at this time.

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