MAZON, Ill. — A suspect is in custody following the shooting of a Grundy County Sheriff’s deputy Thursday evening near Mazon.
It happened at around 5:10 p.m. during a traffic stop on Route 47 and near DuPont road, north of Mazon.
Police said the suspect, an 18-year-old from Joliet, fired multiple shots at a deputy after being involved in two separate crashes prior to the traffic stop. The deputy was shot following a short foot chase, police said during a press conference.
He was shot three times, including twice in his bulletproof vest. The deputy transported to a hospital in Morris in stable condition and is in “good spirits” with his family by his side.
Just before 8 p.m., the suspect was taken into custody during a SWAT situation at an apartment in Mazon. A female, believed to be someone who knew him, was also taken into custody near the scene on a warrant.
During the press conference, police said there has not been a police officer shot in Grundy County in the last 15 years.