Officer-Involved Shooting Under Investigation in Marion

Officer-Involved Shooting Under Investigation in Marion

Marion – An investigation is underway after a Marion Police Officer was involved in a shooting Friday night. According to a release from the Marion Police Department, officers received a call of a reckless driver on I-57 just south of Marion. The vehicle exited onto West Main Street in Marion where officers were able to locate the vehicle and initiate a traffic stop. The driver failed to stop and then began evading pursuing officers. The driver eventually rammed into a squad car, injuring the officer inside. At that time an officer fired their weapon into the suspect vehicle, striking the driver. The driver continued to evade police until wrecking the vehicle near the intersection of Deyoung and Market Streets. The officer and driver were both taken to area hospitals for medical treatment. The incident is under State Police Investigation.

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