Illinois State Police told News 4 the officer was shot while approaching a suspected stolen vehicle at the Speedway gas station on Route 111 near E. Chain of Rocks Rd. before 8 a.m. A man was taken into custody on the scene.
The officer was taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries and was later pronounced dead. He was identified by Illinois State police as Officer Tyler Timmins. The BackStoppers are assisting Officer Timminsí family.