Police capture man who shot at police officer
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL —
Police captured a man who shot at a police officer Monday evening.
Illinois State Police say around 10:45 p.m. a Cambria police officer approached a man on Sycamore Road.
The man identified himself as 23-year-old Billy Jearlds of Carterville and ran away into a nearby wooded area.
As he ran, he shot at the officer. The officer returned fire.
The officer was not injured.
Jearlds was captured around 7:45 a.m. near where the shooting took place.
He had a minor wound.
Police are unsure at this time if the wound is related to the shooting.