ARCOLA - A man from Arcola is dead after a confrontation with law enforcement officers. On January 11, 2015, Illinois State Police say they responded to a domestic disturbance call at 224 Circle Drive.
During the course of their investigation, police say a man armed with an assault rifle and handgun confronted them. Officers shot and killed the suspect. He has been identified as Tommy E. Smith, age 39, of Arcola.
An autopsy was conducted in Champaign and the preliminary cause of death was found to be gunshot wounds of the right chest and left neck.
Officers from Tuscola Police Department, Arthur Police Department, and the Douglas County Sheriff's Department assisted.
Illinois State Police Zone 5 is the point agency in the investigation. No other details are being released at this time.