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Man dead in south-side shooting involving Quincy police

Man dead in south-side shooting involving Quincy police

3 months ago by Scott Hardy

Neither victim nor officers' names released

A man is dead, after being shot four times Monday night in a confrontation with a Quincy Police Department officer. 

The shooting happened near 11th and Jackson around 8:30 PM, near a grassy area just west of Fire Station #5, and a block east of Quincy Notre Dame High School. According to QPD Chief Rob Copley, an officer approached the man, and got out of his squad car. Copley says that during the incident, the unidentified man, described as suspicious, produced a firearm. The officer then fired four times, killing the man. Copley said that the officer was taken to Blessing Hospital to be checked out, per QPD protocols. He added that the Illinois State Police would take over the investigation into the shooting, also per QPD protocol. ISP investigators and an evidence unit was expected to arrive from Peoria early Tuesday morning. So far, neither the officer nor the shooting victim's identities have not been released.

It's the first officer-involved shooting for the QPD since 2011. 

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