Raw: Officer shoots, kills suspect after foot chase in Belleville

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on June 13, 2012 at 10:50 AM

Updated Wednesday, Jun 13 at 11:00 AM

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (KMOV) – Authorities were investigating after a suspect was shot and killed during a brief foot chase with police in Belleville Wednesday morning.

Police said officers responded to a disturbance at a bar near West Main Street around 10:45 a.m.

Upon officers’ arrival, two suspects began fleeing the scene on foot.

Police said one of the suspects threatened the officer. That’s when the officer shot the man. He was transported to the hospital, where he later died.

The second suspects was apprehended and transported to the hospital because he appeared to be under the influence of some sort of substance.

The incident shut down West Main between 74th and 78th streets. Police said it would be closed for at least an hour.

Authorities said the officer involved in the shooting if 33 years old and has been with the Belleville Police Department since 2004.

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