Fulton County-A police officer in Illinois was shot and killed while responding to a call for help in a rural community on Tuesday.
Illinois State Police said that 39-year-old Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum responded to a batter and disturbance call around 2 p.m. in Avon.
While responding to the scene, officials said that “multiple shots were fired,” and Chisum was shot and killed.
Chisum was a four and a half year veteran of the sheriff’s office and was also a paramedic with the Fulton County EMA. He was also a member of the West Central Special Response Teammate and ILEAS WMD/SRT Team, Region 6.
The suspected shooter had barricaded themselves at a home in the rural community, and drew the response of multiple police departments to assist with the “ongoing situation.”
State police said the suspect remained barricaded as of Tuesday night. The agency did not release additional information as of Wednesday morning.
“On behalf of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Chisum," Fulton County Sheriff Jeff Standard said in a statement. "Deputy Chisum dedicated his life to the service of his community. His legacy and sacrifice will forever be remembered.”