The Latest: Suspect arrested after Illinois deputy shot dead

AVON, Ill. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting death of an Illinois sheriff’s deputy (all times local):

11:55 a.m.

Illinois State Police say a man suspected of fatally shooting a sheriff’s deputy then barricading himself inside a home for more than 16 hours has been taken into custody.

State police officials said Wednesday morning that the 42-year-old man was arrested without incident and has been jailed pending formal charges.

State police say he fatally shot Fulton County Deputy Troy Chisum on Tuesday afternoon after the deputy and three other officers arrived at a home in rural Avon in response to a battery and disturbance call.

Avon is about 165 miles (270 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.

The (Peoria) Journal Star reports more than 100 law enforcement officers lined streets around a Peoria hospital as a motorcade delivered Chisum’s body to the facility. Chisum was 4½-year veteran of the department and a paramedic.


5 a.m.

Authorities say a sheriff’s deputy has died after being shot while responding to a call in Illinois where a suspect was barricaded in a home.

Illinois State Police say the Fulton County sheriff’s deputy was responding to a battery and disturbance call about 2 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Avon, about 165 miles (266 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.

Multiple shots were fired and the sheriff’s office says 39-year-old Deputy Troy Chisum died. He was a 4½-year veteran of the department and a paramedic.

Additional details weren’t immediately released. The standoff continued hours later. A state police spokeswoman says in an email there’s no update early Wednesday.

Sheriff Jeff Standard says Chisum “dedicated his life to the service of his community” and his “legacy and sacrifice will forever be remembered.”

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