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.Grab the FREE WDTN News App from the Apple Store or Google play. Stay up to date with all the local news, weather and sports as well as live newscasts and events as they happen.