EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KPLR)- A police officer and a suspect were shot Wednesday morning in Edwardsville. The shooting happened around 7:30a.m. at a home in the 300 block of South Fillmore Drive. According to Illinois State Police Captain Jim Morrissey, officers from several agencies who were involved in a cyber crimes task were executing a search warrant. Captain Morrissey says the officers were met at the door by a male subject who is in his 40s. They identified themselves, announced a search warrant and the suspect displayed a hand gun.
There was a struggle over the weapon and during the struggle a Madison County deputy discharged his firearm. One officer was shot in the hand and the suspect was reportedly shot in the head. It is unclear if the suspect fired his weapon as well.
The officer and the suspect have been transported the hospital for treatment.
This is an ongoing investigation.
News conference on Edwardsville officer- involved shooting: