A Jerseyville (IL) police officer was wounded and a suspect is dead after a burglary call early this morning. It happened around 1 a.m. when police responded to a burglary alarm call at D.J.’s Bar and Grill on W. Prairie Street. The business was closed at the time.
The Jerseyville Police Chief Brad Blackorby says when officers arrived on the scene, a male suspect ran out of the building. That`s when the foot chase started.
Fox 2 reports that two Jerseyville police officers started chasing the suspect then a jersey county sheriff`s deputy joined in. The chase went on for four blocks.
During the chase, the suspect fired multiple shots at the officers and the officers shot back. Blackorby also says both the suspect and a Jerseyville officer were hit multiple times.
The suspect was taken to a local hospital where he was pronounced dead. The officer was taken to a St. Louis area hospital for treatment.
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