Officer Injured in Shooting Incident


Champaign Police are investigating a shooting incident that happened just before 1:30 Wednesday morning.

Champaign Police officers initiated a traffic stop near the intersection of N. Sixth Street and Bradley Avenue. 

A review of the squad car video showed a Champaign Police officer asking a Champaign man to step outside of the vehicle. When the driver stepped out, the officer saw the man removing a gun from his pant leg. The officer reacted to the gun and a physical altercation occurred and the weapon was discharged, striking the driver.

The officer was transported to the hospital, he was treated and released. The male driver's conditions were not available at this time.

Chief Anthony Cobb said in a press release "this was a traumatic situation for both the officer and driver and could have resulted in more people being harmed. My prayers are with the officer and the injured driver."

The investigation team asks that the public remain patience as they do a thorough review of the incident.

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