An armed man allegedly shooting into a crowd of people was shot by Carbondale police early Saturday morning, reports say.
Illinois State Police will investigate because it is an officer-involved shooting..
The man has life-threatening injuries, according to the Carbondale Police Department. The Southern Illinoisan reports an officer was on routine patrol along Main Street when he heard possible gunshots, and then saw a man firing a gun in the direction of a crowd at Curbside restaurant.
Police shot the man and then gave medical help while waiting for an ambulance.
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Police are not releasing the man’s name; he is in a St. Louis area hospital.