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Conservation officer shoots driver at traffic stop in northern Illinois

November 22, 2013 at 11:08 AM

The Associated Press


STERLING -- State officials say an Illinois conservation officer shot someone in northern Illinois who was being pulled over by an Illinois State Police trooper.

Illinois Department of Natural Resources spokesman Chris McCloud says the incident happened Friday near Sterling. McCloud says a trooper stopped a vehicle near Interstate 88. He says the conservation officer responded to the scene after the trooper called for assistance.

McCloud says the driver of the stopped car "aggressively" pinned the state trooper. In response the conservation officer shot the driver. The driver's condition was not immediately available. McCloud says the officer has been placed on temporary paid administrative leave.

Illinois State Police are investigating. They say the trooper suffered non-life threatening injuries.

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