One officer shot during altercation

Local News

DECATUR, Ill. (WCIA) — An officer, shot during a traffic stop, is recovering from his injuries. The incident happened about 8:40 pm, Thursday, in the 1400-block of North Union. 

Authorities confirm one officer was wounded when a shot was fired while a scuffle took place with a suspect during a traffic stop. Officials say the officer’s bulletproof vest stopped the round from more severely injuring the officer.  

Previous information released from the department stated at least one shot was fired by one of the officers. It has not been reported whether any more shots were fired or whether the suspect had a weapon.

Both officers were treated at the hospital and released, but the extent of injuries sustained by the second officer have not been specified. 

Charges against the suspect who was arrested have not yet been released. It also has not been reported whose gun the bullet was fired from. No other information is currently available. 

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