PONTOON BEACH — A Metro East police officer has died after being shot Tuesday morning at a gasoline station in Madison County.
Pontoon Seaside Officer Tyler Timmons died at Saint Louis College hospital of his accidents, mentioned Trooper Jayme Bufford of the Illinois State Police.
The officer’s physique was transported to the St. Louis health worker’s workplace in a protracted police procession Tuesday afternoon.
Timmons was shot about 7:50 a.m. Tuesday on the car parking zone of a Speedway gasoline station, at Freeway 111 and Chain of Rocks Highway. Because the officer walked towards a automobile he suspected had been stolen, a person started firing, Bufford mentioned.
State Police mentioned a person was arrested on the scene instantly after the taking pictures. Police had not publicly recognized the suspect.
The automobile that apparently sparked the officer’s curiosity was a stolen Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with Missouri license plates.
The injured officer was rushed to a hospital in Granite Metropolis with life-threatening accidents, then transferred to the St. Louis hospital, which makes a speciality of essentially the most crucial instances. Officers from quite a few departments have been congregating exterior in help.
Edwardsville police Chief Michael Fillback mentioned a few of his officers and different officers all through the Metro East are filling in on patrol for Pontoon Seaside officers now as a result of their officers have been so shaken by the taking pictures.
Images: Police officer shot in Pontoon Seaside, Illinois