EAST ST. LOUIS, IL (KFVS) - Illinois State Police report an officer involved shooting took place near 1-255 and State Street in East St. Louis on June 23, 2015 around 11:30 p.m.
Charges have been filed and warrants issued for Gregory K. Nelson, 52, of East St. Louis.
Nelson is wanted for attempted first degree murder, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of weapons by a felon. He is believed to be in the East St. Louis area.
Police say Nelson is considered armed and dangerous.
The incident happened when a trooper pulled the driver over for a field sobriety test on the northbound ramp to I-255 from State Street after suspecting the driver was driving while intoxicated.
According to Illinois State Police, sometime while the suspect, Nelson, was outside of the vehicle, Nelson pulled out a gun and fired at the trooper.
The Trooper then returned fire and Nelson ran away.
Nelson is described as a black man wearing dark colored clothing and was last seen running south-southeast from the scene.
The Trooper was not hurt, but it is still unknown if Nelson was hit by the gunshot.