Illinois State Police

Attempted Murder Charges Approved for Man Who Allegedly Shot ISP Trooper

43-year-old Volodymyr Dragan was arrested Thursday night after allegedly shooting a state trooper

A 43-year-old man is facing attempted murder charges after he allegedly shot an Illinois State Police trooper on Thursday evening.

According to state police, 43-year-old Wheeling-resident Volodymyr Dragan is facing attempted murder charges after shooting a 32-year-old trooper that was executing a search warrant at a Wheeling home.

Felony aggravated battery with a firearm and aggravated assault charges have also been approved against Dragan, according to state police.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday evening, state police responded to a Wheeling residence to execute a search and arrest warrant for Dragan, according to a statement. During the execution of the warrant, shots were fired, and a state trooper was hit. He was taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, and was released Friday.

Dragan was later taken into custody.

“I’m proud of the performance, professionalism and restraint all Illinois State Police officers displayed during the apprehension of this suspect,” Acting Director Brendan Kelly said in a statement.

Dragan will appear at a bond hearing on Saturday, according to police.

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