Suspect dead following officer-involved shooting in Monroe Count -

Suspect dead following officer-involved shooting in Monroe County

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MONROE COUNTY, Ill. ( – The Illinois State Police Department is investigating after a suspect was shot and killed by a Monroe County Sheriff’s Deputy Wednesday night.

According to the sheriff’s department, the deputy was called to a home in the 1520 block of Mill Street in Maeystown around 9 p.m. after receiving a report of a domestic disturbance.

Shortly after arriving at the home, the deputy asked for assistance. Sometime after asking for assistance, the deputy shot and killed the man, identified Thursday as 53-year-old Edwin J. Esker.

Sheriff’s officials have not said what prompted the deputy the fire his gun. It is unknown if Esker was armed at the time.

The deputy was not injured and is on leave pending an investigation.

Stay tuned to News 4 and for more on this developing story.

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