An East St. Louis man was indicted after police said he shot at an officer earlier this month.
An Illinois State Trooper was shot at on the afternoon of Oct. 1 in East St. Louis after trying to make a traffic stop. On Friday, a grand indicted 37-year-old Demon L. Knight on attempted murder of a police officer and two other charges for his role in the incident.
According to a spokesman for the Illinois State Police, the trooper tried to pull a car over because Knight was riding without a seatbelt. When the car stopped near the intersection of 26th and Missouri, Knight jumped out of the car and ran off.
The trooper attempted to use his taser to detain him, but he continued to run.
While running, Knight pulled out a gun and fired multiple shots at the officer, according to police. The trooper took cover and was not struck. He did not return fire.
The man was eventually taken into custody. Police said a gun was found in the man's waistband.
Knight was indicted on one count of attempted murder of a police officer, one count of aggravated discharge of a firearm at a police officer and unlawful use of a weapon by a felon.