CHAMPAIGN — The Illinois State Police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that happened Thursday in Champaign and involved a University of Illinois student who was injured.
Police officers and Champaign County sheriff's deputies responded to a report of a person loading a semiautomatic handgun near John and Locust streets in Champaign, reported Herald & Review news partner WCIA.
After searching the area, officers came in contact with an armed person matching the description of the initial report. Police ordered the him to drop the gun, but he didn't and three officers fired at the man, police said.
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The 23-year-old University of Illinois student was struck in the leg, police said. Officers on scene provided first aid until medical personnel arrived. The man was taken to the hospital with injuries not considered to be life threatening. Police said no officers were injured.
The University of Illinois Police Department and the Champaign County Sheriff's Office are following department protocols and state guidelines regarding officer-involved shootings, they said. The state police are leading the investigation into the incident.