EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. – An East St. Louis Housing Authority officer was shot in the foot Wednesday afternoon at a housing complex on Wavelry.
The officer was called about a disturbance, and when he arrived on the scene he discovered the suspect had been banned from the complex.
A struggle began between the officer and the suspect, ending with the officer being shot in the foot. The suspect ran from the scene but was taken into custody a short time later.
Illinois State Police and local police are now at the scene investigating.
The suspect's name has not been released.