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Chief: 2 officers wounded, suspect dead in Decatur shooting

DECATUR — A central Illinois police chief says two officers conducting a traffic stop have been shot and wounded by a suspect who died after officers returned fire.

Decatur Police Chief Shane Brandel says the officers stopped a vehicle about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday in Decatur and ordered its driver to show his hands.

The chief says the suspect fired multiple rounds at the officers with a handgun and he officers returned fire.

Brandel says the driver was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Macon County Coroner identified the motorist as 32-year-old Jamontey O. Neal of Decatur.

Brandel says one officer was hit multiple times and a second officer was shot once.


Associated Press

Associated Press

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