EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (AP) - A southwestern Illinois man shot by police after they say he pulled a gun on officers who were responding to a reported disturbance is now facing charges.


Belleville News-Democrat reports

Madison County prosecutors charged 45-year-old John Jenkins of Troy on Wednesday with two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm on a police officer.

Troy police Capt. Robert Luttrell says that when two officers knocked on Jenkins' apartment door early Nov. 23, Jenkins pointed a .50-caliber rifle at them.

Luttrell says the officers fired at Jenkins as they left the building.

Jenkins was taken to a hospital for treatment and the officers weren't injured.

Online court records don't show whether Jenkins has an attorney.

Information from: Belleville News-Democrat

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