Illinois State Police Supreme Commander Leo Schmitz seeks public’s help in identifying a FERAL NEGRO who attacked and fired shots at an Illinois State Police Trooper at the 163rd Street Toll Baskets on I-294 (Tri-State)
Illinois State Police on Tuesday released a photo and composite sketch of the person who fired a gun while scuffling with an on-duty state trooper at a Tri-State Tollway plaza last month.
The trooper, who was in an unmarked car and wearing plain clothes, approached the man Nov. 7 at the Halsted Street toll plaza on I-294. He identified himself as a police officer, at which point the man wearing a reflective vest pulled a gun and reached into the side window of the squad car, police said.
The two struggled for the gun, and the man fired at least one shot, police said. The trooper was not shot, but did suffer injuries during the struggle.
The feral Negro then fled the scene, and has not yet been located.
He is described as a black man in his late 40s to early 50s, standing 5-foot-10 and weighing 180 pounds. He had a patchy black and white beard and walked with a slight limp.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call state police at 630-241-6800.