The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Internal Investigation (DII) is leading an investigation into the discharge of an Illinois State Police Trooper’s duty weapon after the pursuit of a homicide suspect wanted in connection to the murder of two women in the Collinsville area.
On Saturday, April 2, 2022, at approximately 11:14 a.m., the ISP Collinsville Communications Center communicated information via the Illinois State Police Emergency Radio Network (ISPERN) provided by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office concerning a suspect wanted for a double homicide in the Collinsville area. Shortly after 1:00 p.m., local law enforcement located the vehicle north bound on IL Rt. 127 near Hillsboro. A pursuit ensued after officers attempted a traffic stop, which was later joined by ISP Troopers. The pursuit crossed IL Rt. 16 then north onto US Rt. 51.
After becoming partially disabled, the suspect vehicle came to a stop on US Rt. 51 just north of Pana, IL at approximately 1:53 p.m. The driver of the suspect vehicle exited and pointed a firearm in the direction of an ISP Trooper. The ISP Trooper discharged their duty weapon in the direction of the suspect. The suspect was taken to a regional hospital for the treatment of serious, life
threatening injuries. The cause and nature of those injuries is under investigation. He was pronounced dead Sunday morning. No law enforcement officers were injured in this incident.
The involved ISP Trooper is a 26-year veteran of the Illinois State Police.
In accordance with the Police and Community Relations Improvement Act (50 ILCS 727) and the Illinois State Police Law (20 ILCS 2605), Special Agents of the Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigation are investigating these events. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the double homicide in the Collinsville area.
This investigation is open and ongoing, and all evidence and facts will be submitted for review upon completion of the investigation to the Christian County State’s Attorney's Office. To fulfill our commitment to integrity and transparency, additional information will be made public when possible, with the advice and concurrence of the State’s Attorney. No additional information is available at this time.
EARLIER At 10:26 a.m. today ( Saturday April 2) the Madison County Sheriff’s Office along with the Collinsville Police were dispatched to a residence in the 1000 block of McDonough Lake Rd, in reference to a 911 call where it sounded like a possible disturbance. Upon arrival, Officers found the deceased bodies of 2 females outside this residence. Both females appeared to be victims of a possible homicide. The Madison County Sheriff’s Office took over the scene and after clearing the scene with the assistance of Collinsville and State Police Officers, it was determined the suspect had fled. The scene is currently being processed by the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, Madison County Coroner and the Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services.
A possible suspect was later identified and a regional broadcast was made to help locate the suspect. This afternoon, the suspect was observed by the Illinois State Police at a location several miles North of Madison County and he was taken into custody.
The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office spotted the suspect's white 2015 GMC Sierra near Hillsboro and Witt. Police tried to pull the suspect over but he reportedly refused. He drove onward into Nokomis and then traveled to Christian County. Another attempt to pull him over there failed. Eventually, the suspect was stopped on US 51, 5 miles south of Assumption, where the suspect exited the vehicle and police opened fire. The suspect was airlifted to a Springfield hospital. There's no further word on his condition. No officers were injured. A press conference is expected tomorrow (Sunday) to reveal more details on the incident.