Troy man shot by police faces aggravated battery charges

News-DemocratDecember 4, 2013 

A Troy man faces felony charges after police said he pulled a gun on them while answering a noise disturbance call.

John Jenkins, 45, of 322 Riggin Road, Apt. 8, was charged Wednesday by the Madison County State's Attorney Office with two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm on a police officer.

Officers knocked on the front door to investigate the disturbance call about 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 23, said Capt. Robert Luttrell. Jenkins opened the door and pointed a .50-caliber black powder rifle on the two Troy officers, according to a Luttrell's press release.

"The police officers responded to the threat (by) discharging their service weapons while exiting the building," Luttrell's release stated.

The apartment where the shooting occurred was at the top of a narrow stairway.

Once outside, the officers then requested additional officers.

Jenkins exited the apartment building without the rifle and was taken into custody.

Jenkins was taken to Anderson Hospital and later airlifted to a St. Louis hospital for treatment.

The officers were not injured.

Illinois State Police were called to investigate the shooting. That investigation is ongoing.

Jenkins' bail was set at $50,000.

Contact reporter Beth Hundsdorfer at or 618-239-2570.

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