Illinois State Police Investigations

ILLINOIS STATE POLICE ANNOUNCE UPDATE ON A FATAL OFFICER-INVOLVED SHOOTING IN ROCK ISLAND

Rock Island, IL – The Illinois State Police announce an update to the investigation into a fatal officer involved shooting in Rock Island, IL being handled by the Rock Island County Integrity Task Force (RICITF). The fatal officer involved shooting occurred on April 1, 2021 at approximately 6:19 p.m. The RICITF investigators are in the process of gathering surveillance video from area businesses, searching social media for public video, and reviewing all available police body cameras and dash camera recordings. RICITF investigators have recovered multiple videos capturing the foot chase, the vehicular hijacking, and the use of deadly force. An autopsy was conducted on April 2, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at the Ogle County Coroner’s Office. The preliminary findings and name of the decedent will be released by the Rock Island County Coroner.

The RICITF investigators continue to work on identifying witnesses and process evidence. It is too early in the investigation to share video evidence or provide specific details of the incident. We understand the public wants answers and we will not rest until the investigation is complete. We are asking the public to reserve judgement until all the facts are gathered and presented to the Rock Island County State’s Attorney for a review and determination on any potential criminal charges.

Anyone with information can contact the Rock Island County Integrity Task Force at (309) 752-4915 or Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities by phone (309) 762-9500 or online at qccrimestoppers.com.

All subjects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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