Carbondale police officer shot

A Carbondale police officer was last reported in serious condition after being shot late Sunday evening.

The Carbondale Police Department says around 11:38 p.m., officers were on patrol in the 700 block of North Robert A. Stalls Street when they determined gunshots were being fired.

While driving toward the source of the gunshots, they saw a tan four-door car driving away from the scene.

The officers started to pursue the tan car.

During the chase, a suspect fired several gunshots from the tan car.

The shots hit the police car and one of the officers inside.

The officer was taken to a local hospital and then transferred to a St.Louis area hospital.

He was last listed in serious condition.

The Carbondale Police Department says no shots were fired by police officers.

Illinois State Police have started an investigation into the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Carbondale Police Department at (618) 457-3200.

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