Rockford Scanner™: ISP Officer Shot, Suspect Dead After A Carjacking & Exchange Of Gunfire




ISP DISTRICT 11 TROOPER INJURED IN EXCHANGE OF GUNFIRE AFTER PURSUING ARMED CARJACKING SUSPECT

The following preliminary information is being release by the Illinois State Police.

Collinsville, IL – On Saturday, March 16, 2019, at approximately 3:45 p.m., the Illinois State Police (ISP) received information from the Glen Carbon Police Department regarding an armed carjacking. This incident took place in the area of the Sam’s Club in Glen Carbon where shots were fired by the suspect.

An ISP Trooper responded to the area and located the suspect vehicle traveling northbound on Interstate 55. The Trooper attempted to stop the suspect vehicle and a pursuit ensued into the City of Staunton, returning back toward Interstate 55.

The suspect vehicle, while still being pursued by the ISP Trooper and Staunton Police Department ran off the roadway and got stuck in the median near the intersection of Staunton Road and Interstate 55. The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot.

The ISP Trooper initiated a foot pursuit of the suspect who brandished a handgun and fired at the Trooper. The Trooper returned fire, striking the suspect, fatally wounding him.

The suspect had no identification on his person and remains unidentified at this time. A handgun was recovered at the scene of the shooting.

The ISP Trooper suffered gunshot wounds and has been transported to a regional hospital where his injuries are reported to be non-life threatening. The Trooper is 36 years old and is an 11 year veteran of the Illinois State Police.

The carjacking incident that took place near the Glen Carbon Sam’s Club is being investigated by the Glen Carbon Police Department and additional information regarding that incident will be available from them.

A full investigation has been launched by the Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigation. No additional information is available at this time. Once additional information is available, it will be provided via press release.

UPDATE: The Illinois State Police (ISP) confirm the identity of the suspect involved in yesterday’s shooting on Interstate 55 near Staunton Road. The suspect has been identified as Billy L. Walker Jr., a 53 year old male of Hillsboro, Missouri. The Macoupin County Coroner confirms the official time of death for Walker was 4:45 p.m., Saturday, March 16, 2019.

Prior to the incident in Glen Carbon, Walker was discovered to have an outstanding felony warrant for probation violation resulting from weapons offenses. Walker was considered armed and dangerous.

The ISP Trooper involved in the shooting incident is recovering in a regional hospital and is expected to return to duty. Queries for additional information regarding the original incident in Glen Carbon should continue to be directed to Glen Carbon Police Department. No additional information will be released from the Illinois State Police regarding this incident.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Shots Fired & High Speed Police Chase




 

Overnight several area police departments were involved in a high speed chase.  It stemmed from a shooting incident in Beloit bear Wisconsin and Bayliss. Several shots were fired.

Police located the suspect vehicle a short time later. The suspect vehicle fled from police. Speeds were well over 100 MPH at times during the chase.

During the chase, the suspect went off road.

They fled into Illinois. South Beloit Police threw out stop sticks to stop the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle hit the stop sticks.  The suspect vehicle pulled over and they fled on foot.

One was held at gunpoint.  They got another suspect a short time later.  One is still at large.  The suspects were last seen westbound jumping a fence from I-90 going into the  area near of the S Beloit ramp.

Numerous police officers from several departments are assisting with the search of the suspects.

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Rockford Scanner™: Several Officers Working A Scene On The East Side, 2 Arrested





Sources are reporting a scene near Charles and 14th st.

Rockford Police have a perimeter setup and a police K-9 in the area.

It is not yet clear exactly what happened.

Police have a house surrounded and have taken at least two people out in handcuffs.

All we can confirm right now is a lot of emergency personnel working the scene. Avoid this area, check back later for updates.





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Rockford Scanner™: Robbery WIth Injuries in Rockford, Still Developing




Sources are reporting a robbery with injuries in Rockford.

It happened around 11 am in the area of S Main and Indiana.

Sources said a man was robbed and injured. They said it appears there is a lot of blood coming from the victim, and he may have been stabbed or shot.

At the time of writing this, they said emergency personnel were not yet on scene.

No suspect information at this time.

Sources said there is a vehicle that hit a tree nearby, it is not yet known if it is related to this robbery call.

Still developing





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Rockford Scanner™: Possible 2nd Shooting Victim in Rockford




Sources are reporting a shooting victim that arrived at Swedish American Hospital.  It is not yet clear where the actual shooting took place at yet.

The hospital went on lock-down for safety precautions.
That is normal for any shooting victims that arrive to any local hospitals.

There was a shooting on Auburn just before 4 am.

It is not yet clear if this is the victim that arrived at Swedish American Hospital, or if there is a second shooting victim.

There were 3 different medical assist calls around the same time the victim arrived at Swedish American Hospital.

  • 300 block of N 6th st
  • 1500 block of N Court
  • 2100 block of Sharon
    (Note: RPD did say Aggravated Battery With A Firearm for the Auburn shooting)

It is not yet clear if these medical assist calls are related to this story or not yet.

More information on the Auburn shooting at http://rockfordscanner.com/2019/03/14/rockford-scanner-one-victim-shot-on-the-west-side-police-investigating/





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Rockford Scanner™: One Victim Shot On The West Side, Police Investigating




UPDATE: The male victim is approx. 30 years old. The suspect and victim allegedly got into a physical altercation. During the fight, the suspect pulled a gun and shot the victim in the stomach area. He was found laying on the ground in the parking lot. Police have yet to release suspect information.


On Thursday, March 14th, at around 3:40 AM, a Rockford man was the victim of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm when he was struck one time by gunfire, in the 4000 block of Auburn St.

The victim was transported by ambulance to a local hospital where he was treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Anyone with information concerning this incident is encouraged to contact the Rockford Police Department, or Crime Stoppers at 815 963 STOP (7867).

 





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Rockford Scanner™: 3 Confirmed Shooting Victims Near S Beloit/Beloit




UPDATE via our friends at Beloit Scanner: 3 confirmed shooting victims. 1 Has passed away.

One shooting victim shot in the head on Elm. (Fatal)
One victim shot in the leg on S Bluff
One shooting victim shot in the  stomach on Roosevelt.

Suspect vehicle is a dark-colored pickup truck, last seen northbound.

Two of the victims are ages 15 years old and a 25 year old, Unknown on the 3rd victim.


Update at 11:30 p.m. Monday, March 11, 2019: we are currently investigating a triple shooting near the area of Elm Street and Roosevelt Avenue. One individual was located deceased at the scene. Two other individuals, a 15-year-old male and a 25-year-old male, sustained non-life threatening injuries and were transported to Mercy Hospital in Janesville.

It appears that the individuals knew each other and this does not appear to be a random act of violence. We expect to be on scene all night.

Original, 10:30 p.m. Monday, March 11: We are investigating a homicide in the area of Elm Street and Roosevelt Avenue that was reported shortly after 9:30 p.m. We are asking people to avoid the area while we continue to investigate. It’s anticipated that we will be on scene for several hours.

If you have any information to share about the homicide, please contact us at 608-757-2244.


Sources are reporting multiple gunshots were heard in South Beloit last night around 9:30 PM. It happened in the area of South Bluff and Shirland ave.

We been told that there is possibly one shooting victim, but police have yet to release any information on this incident.

No suspect information at this time.

 

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Rockford Scanner™: Sources Reporting Several Violent Crime Scenes in Rockford Tonight





Sources are reporting several scenes in the area

#1 In the area of Bennett and Summit in Rockford.   Sources said there was a shooting victim near this location. RPD has only confirmed a medical assist.  In the past, they have said shooting victims were medical assists. But they have yet to confirm the shooting, just saying a medical assist. There are several police, police k-9 and an ambulance on scene.

#2 On E State st near the Walmart, sources said there are numerous police working a scene near this location. It is not yet clear what is going on. RPD said it was a found juvenile.

#3 2900 block of 16th st. We were told there was a victim robbed and shot during the robbery.  RPD only confirmed an in progress person call. In the past they have labeled both a shooting victim and a robbery as an in progress person. But they wouldn’t confirm it for this scene yet.

#4 Sources said they heard several gunshots near Trevor Circle. RPD has not confirmed any shooting victims yet. Only saying it is a weapons violations call.

#5 Sources are reporting a scene in the 2200 block of 10th st.  Sources said a person was robbed near this location and was possibly stabbed. RPD has only confirmed an in progress person call near this location.

No other information on these incidents or suspect information at this time.

If you have info, please email us at RockfordScanner@Gmail.com we will keep you anonymous.

 





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Rockford Scanner™: Procession coverage for Mchenry County Sheriff Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner





Procession coverage for Mchenry co Deputy Sheriff Jacob Keltner

Procession video by Rockford Scanner

Full details on the shooting on our website at http://rockfordscanner.com/2019/03/07/rockford-scanner-scene-involving-the-us-marshalls-in-rockford-possible-shooting/

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