HARDIN COUNTY Ill. (KFVS) - A burglary suspect was shot by police on Sunday, February 21.
The suspect was wanted for stealing an unmarked deputy patrol car and fleeing from the scene of a crime.
According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), on Saturday night, a Pope County Deputy responded to a possible burglary in on the 900 block of Route 43 in Herod.
The male suspect then allegedly stole the deputy’s unmarked squad car and took off from the scene.
On Sunday morning, deputies from the Hardin and Pope County Sheriff’s Departments found the unmarked car abandoned on Route 34 at the north edge of Eichorn in Hardin County.
They found the suspect shortly afterwards, a few yards away.
While they were attempting to arrest him, ISP said there was a “brief encounter” and deputies fired their guns at the suspect.
The suspect was then flown to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
No deputies or bystanders were injured.
ISP is continuing the investigation.
No charges have been filed at this time.