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Tue July 29, 2014
Christian Co. Shooting Leaves Man Dead, Officer Wounded
Illinois State Police say a man in central Illinois shot and wounded a police officer before being killed by troopers during a later exchange of gunfire.
State police did not immediately release the name of the suspect killed Tuesday
morning at a home just west of Pana in Christian County.
State police say that law enforcers from various agencies responded to the home
where someone reported the presence of an armed man.
Police say the man shot a Pana officer before fleeing to the home's roof, which
he allegedly set ablaze before firing at members of the state police's tactical
unit. Those officers returned fire, killing the man.
The wounded Pana officer was listed as being in stable condition with injuries
not considered life-threatening.