DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — The Decatur Police Department announced that a man has been arrested in connection to a shooting that left one its officers hurt.
Joseph L. Williams, 23, was arrested Saturday afternoon after detectives developed probable cause to arrest him. Williams is accused of running away from a traffic stop early Saturday morning and shooting the officer that pursued him. That officer was taken to a local hospital and released with future treatment required.
Williams was booked into the Macon County Jail on seven charges, including attempted murder of a peace officer, aggravated discharge of a firearm, possessing a weapon as a felon and aggravated resisting a peace office.