Illinois State Police have now confirmed that a Fulton County Sheriff Deputy was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon as a result of a standoff in rural Avon.
ISP says Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum, 39, responded to a battery and disturbance call in Avon at 2 p.m, Tuesday. Chisum was shot by the as-yet unidentified suspect, and Fulton County Sheriff Jeff Standard says Chisum died.
State Police say the suspected shooter is currently barricaded in rural Avon, and multiple law enforcement agencies are on scene assisting with the on-going situation.
As of 8:45pm Tuesday, State Police say the situation is ongoing, but “contained.” They say there currently is no threat to the general public.
Illinois State Police say they are leading the investigation.
No more details are being released.
Standard says Chisum was a four and a half year veteran of the department, and was also an EMT and first responder.
Below is the full statement from Fulton County Sheriff Jeff Standard:
“Today, at approximately 2:00 p.m., Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum, 39 years of age, responded to a battery and disturbance call in Avon, IL. During the incident, multiple shots were fired and Deputy Chisum was fatally injured as a result. Deputy Chisum was a four and a half year veteran of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office. He was a paramedic with the Fulton County EMA, was a member of the West Central Special Response Team, and the ILEAS WMD/SRT Team, Region 6. On behalf of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Chisum. Deputy Chisum dedicated his life to the service of his community. His legacy and sacrifice will forever be remembered.”
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