Crime

Police shoot gun-wielding suspect near Mount Olive

A Macoupin County Sheriff’s Department deputy shot a man Thursday night who he said approached investigators with a weapon.

Deputies were conducting a welfare check on a woman at about 9:30 p.m. off Illinois 138 near Mount Olive when they were confronted by the suspect.

According to sheriff’s department reports, the suspect is the grandson of the woman they were checking on. He was shot one time by a deputy and airlifted to a Springfield hospital.

Information about the suspect’s condition was not released.

It has also not been revealed what sort of weapon the man had.

The woman was found to be safe when deputies checked on her, they said.

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