AVON, Ill. — A standoff is ongoing after a deputy was shot and killed.
Officials say 39-year-old Fulton County Deputy Troy Chisum was killed when responding to a battery and disturbance call in the small town of Avon Tuesday.
During the call, a suspect fired shots at the deputy, and the deputy died.
The suspect then barricaded himself inside a home in a rural area.
The Illinois State Patrol says several agencies are on the scene helping the sheriff’s department respond to the situation.
The investigation is ongoing.