Illinois State Police investigate officer-involved shooting in Streator

Illinois State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Streator Monday morning.
Illinois State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting in Streator Monday morning.(MGN)
Published: Jan. 23, 2023 at 5:38 PM CST
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STREATOR (25 News Now) - A Streator police officer is on paid administrative leave after being involved in a shooting Monday morning in Streator.

Streator Police Chief John Franklin tells 25News says the incident happened around 11:30 AM Monday at Central Park, near Wisconsin and Elm Streets, when the officer was called for a subject with a knife.

Franklin says the officer encountered that when he arrived on scene.

The Chief adds the unidentified man approached the officer in a threatening manner, and that is when the officer fired two shots, hitting him twice. He was taken to a Peoria hospital, where his condition is unknown. However, Chief Franklin says the injuries are considered non-life threatening.

Chief Franklin did not identify the officer, but says the officer involved has been on the force for five years.

The Illinois State Police is handling the investigation. We have reached out for more information, but have not yet heard back.