Illinois State Trooper Shot While Serving Search Warrant in Wheeling, Officials Say - NBC Chicago

Illinois State Trooper Shot While Serving Search Warrant in Wheeling, Officials Say

The trooper was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries

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    Illinois State Trooper Shot While Serving Search Warrant

    An Illinois State trooper was shot while serving a search warrant at a suburban home Thursday night, officials say. Lisa Chavarria reports.

    (Published Friday, Aug. 16, 2019)

    An Illinois State trooper was shot while serving a search warrant at a suburban home Thursday night, officials say.

    According to authorities, at approximately 6:30 p.m. troopers were serving a search warrant at a Wheeling home when shots were fired from inside the residence.

    "I was at home watching TV and all the sudden we heard a gunshot," one witness said. 'We came outside, and all the sudden we saw cops coming from the other side of the road." 

    A trooper was struck by the gunfire, and was taken to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Illinois State Police.

    Illinois State Trooper Shot

    [CHI] Illinois State Trooper Shot

    An Illinois State trooper is recovering after being shot while executing a search warrant Thursday, and NBC 5's Natalie Martinez spoke to witnesses at the scene. 

    (Published Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019)

    Officers told witnesses to go back inside their homes after the shooting, fearing for their safety. 

    "We asked police what happened, and they said it was gunshots being fired and that we needed to go back inside for our safety," another witness said. 

    The suspect who allegedly fired the shots was later taken into custody. An investigation into the incident is ongoing.

    "It was really scary," a witness said. "It was a thing we never expected to happen in our neighborhood." 

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