State police investigating officer-involved shooting in Marion - WSIL-TV 3 Southern Illinois

State police investigating officer-involved shooting in Marion

Posted: Updated:

UPDATE: 7:19 a. m.

MARION, Ill. -- A chase through the city of Marion turned into an officer-involved shooting.

Around 10 p.m. Friday night, Marion police received several 911 calls of a reckless driver on Interstate 57 just south of Marion.

In a release, investigators say the vehicle exited the interstate onto West Main Street and continued traveling east into the city.

Police located the vehicle and tried to conduct a traffic stop, but the driver failed to stop and began evading officers.

About 20 minutes after the 911 calls came in, the driver swerved at several cars before purposefully hitting a squad car that injured a Marion police officer.

The officer was able to take out his weapon and fire inside the suspect's vehicle, hitting the driver.

The suspect continued driving away from police until crashing the vehicle near the intersection of Deyoung and Market streets.

Both the driver and officer were taken to area hospitals for their injuries. It's unclear what the extent of their injuries were.

Illinois State Police was notified of the officer-involved shooting and will conduct an official investigation.


WILLIAMSON Co. -- A vehicle led police on a chase through Marion Friday night. Multiple witnesses told News 3 they saw several law enforcement cars chasing a vehicle throughout the city just after 10 p.m.

Dispatch audio detailed a pursuit along Main, Boulevard and Deyoung Streets. Videos and pictures sent to News 3 show multiple police vehicles surrounding a car near Deyoung St. and N. Market St. around 10:30 p.m.

This is a developing story. We'll post updates as soon as we get them.

  • More NewsMore>>

  • Donation drop-off to become stable in river community

    Donation drop-off to become stable in river community

    Monday, July 22 2019 12:07 AM EDT2019-07-22 04:07:21 GMT

    MCCLURE (WSIL) -- Flood gates are opening in many communities as floodwaters continue to drop, but the flood fight still continues.

    MCCLURE (WSIL) -- Flood gates are opening in many communities as floodwaters continue to drop, but the flood fight still continues.

  • Braving the heat for Smash Volleyball Academy

    Braving the heat for Smash Volleyball Academy

    Sunday, July 21 2019 10:34 PM EDT2019-07-22 02:34:01 GMT

    CARTERVILLE -- More than a dozen high school volleyball players practiced their skills Sunday morning during Smash Volleyball Academy at SI Bowl. 

    CARTERVILLE -- More than a dozen high school volleyball players practiced their skills Sunday morning during Smash Volleyball Academy at SI Bowl. 

  • Smoke from tire fire seen for miles

    Smoke from tire fire seen for miles

    Sunday, July 21 2019 10:29 PM EDT2019-07-22 02:29:12 GMT

    WEST FRANKFORT (WSIL) -- For miles a large plume of smoke could be seen in Franklin and Williamson Counties.  

    WEST FRANKFORT (WSIL) -- For miles a large plume of smoke could be seen in Franklin and Williamson Counties.  

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
Slideshows
loading...
Powered by Frankly
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2019 WSIL. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.