MARSHALL, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — One person is dead from a self-inflicted gun shot wound after an incident involving law enforcement officers on I-70 in Clark County, Ill., according to Clark County Coroner Jeff Pearce.
Pearce confirmed the suspect’s identity Wednesday as 32-year-old Brandon Shockley who was wanted for attempted murder out of the Indianapolis area.
Illinois State Police and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office were advised around 9:40 p.m. Monday of a pursuit of a suspect that would soon be entering Illinois. Shockley was reported to be armed.
Shockley’s vehicle was first spotted at the 7 mile marker in Vigo County. A deputy attempted a traffic stop; however, he continued westbound, refusing to stop, according to the Vigo County Sheriff John Plasse.
Plasse said stop sticks were deployed by Indiana State Police units at the state line. The vehicle sustained a flat tire and traveled off the roadway at Interstate 70 westbound near milepost 153 in Clark County, Illinois, according to Illinois State Police.
“A short time later, gunfire erupted from inside the suspect vehicle and shots were returned by responding units,” Plasse said in a news release.
After the scene was secured, Shockley was found deceased in his vehicle. An autopsy was scheduled for Tuesday.
No law enforcement officers were reported to be injured.
I-70 westbound around mile post 153 was closed overnight due to the incident. Traffic was returned to normal slightly before 8 a.m. CT Tuesday.
The incident is under investigation by Illinois State Police and the Clark County Coroner.
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