August 4, 2014

Man shot by Granite City police charged with attempted murder

GRANITE CITY - A man shot by police over the weekend during a violent family confrontation was charged Monday with multiple felony charges.

Thomas E. Noser, 52, was charged Monday with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, a class X felony punishable by six-30 years in prison; one count of aggravated assault, a class 4 felony punishable by three-seven years; and two counts of aggravated domestic battery, a class 2 felony punishable by one-three years.

On Saturday afternoon, police responded to a reported family disturbance in the 2400 block of Delmar Avenue. Officers found Noser allegedly wielding a knife.

Despite repeated orders by police to drop his weapon, Noser refused and charged them, according to the Madison County State's Attorney's office. Noser was shot twice by police officers and taken to a local hospital, where he is expected to survive.

Noser's 76-year-old mother had been beaten with a baseball bat to the head. Another family member, a 38-year-old man, also had been beaten about the head and body with a bat. They both were hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, police said.

Noser remained Monday in custody at the hospital. He will be released to the Madison County Jail upon his recovery, according to the state's attorney's office.

The incident is being investigated by the Illinois State Police, as is standard for an officer-involved shooting.

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