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Police: Alton cop fatally shot man who wouldn’t drop weapon

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Police: Alton cop fatally shot man who wouldn’t drop weapon

Alton, IL ( KTRS ) Illinois State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting in Alton. Fox 2 news reports it could be the same man St. Louis County Police are looking for in another shooting. Police say just after 5pm someone inside of a home at the 3400 block of Linoln street in Alton […]

Police: Alton cop fatally shot man who wouldn’t drop weapon

Alton, IL ( KTRS ) Illinois State Police are investigating an officer involved shooting in Alton. Fox 2 news reports it could be the same man St. Louis County Police are looking for in another shooting.

Police say just after 5pm someone inside of a home at the 3400 block of Linoln street in Alton called police saying a wanted man was trying to break in.

Four officers arrived on the scene encountered the man. Illinois State Police Master Sgt. Mark Doiron says the man ignored several commands to drop the weapon before one of the officers, a 10-year veteran, opened fire.

The suspect, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators are trying to determine if the man is Issac Jimenez, the same man St. Louis County Police are looking for, in another shooting that happened in Affton on Sunday morning.

Police are still canvassing the scene looking for information. The name of the man has not been released pending family notification. The officer who fired his gun is a 10 year veteran of the force.

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