Suspect in custody after Grundy County Sheriff’s deputy shot during traffic stop

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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.

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