- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

FARMINGTON, Ill. (AP) - Illinois State Police say a Farmington police officer shot a suspect in a domestic-battery investigation after the suspect repeatedly punched the officer in the head.

The incident happened Saturday afternoon when the officer pulled over the suspect while responding to a report of domestic battery.

State police say the suspect charged the officer and began striking the officer in the head. They say the officer then grabbed a pistol and fired one shot.

The (Peoria) Journal Star (https://bit.ly/25IZQPg ) reports that the suspect remained in the hospital Monday with a gunshot wound on his upper leg or groin area. The officer was released after being treated for bruises and evaluated for a concussion.

The suspect is expected to face charges. The officer is on paid leave while the shooting is investigated.

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Information from: Journal Star, https://pjstar.com


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