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Illinois State Police investigating traffic stop shooting

The Illinois State Police released the following press release in the wake of a shooting that took place near the intersection of 8000 West Ogden Avenue in Lyons, Illinois:

Illinois State Police involved in shooting outside of Chicago

Illinois State Police (ISP) officials are investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at approximately 5:54 p.m. on June 9, 2017.

ISP Investigations were assisting Sycamore Police Department with a homicide investigation that occurred in Sycamore, IL.

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During the course of the investigation a suspect was identified and a general location was established. ISP Investigations then located the suspect driving a vehicle and began to follow him.

Multiple agencies assisted in surveillance of the vehicle. In the area of Ogden Ave. and Joliet Rd. in Lyons, Illinois the suspect began firing at the responding officers.

The officers returned fire and fatally wounded the suspect. The suspect was pronounced deceased at the scene and a firearm was recovered.

No officers were injured in the incident.

The identity of both the victim and suspect are not being released at this time, awaiting next of kin notifications.

This incident remains under investigation. No further information will be released at this time.

The Public is Reminded All Persons Are Innocent Until Proven Guilty In a Court of Law

Ray Hanania

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