Suspect shot by officer in Centralia

CENTRALIA, ILL. - A suspect was shot by an officer in Centralia Tuesday evening.

According to the Centralia Police Department, the officer was responding to a call in the 1000 block of S. Bond Street. The shooting happened shortly after the officer arrived on the scene.

Police say the suspect was possibly under the influence of drugs.

The officer was uninjured during the incident. The suspect has been taken to a St. Louis area hospital.

An investigation is being conducted by Illinois State Police.


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