Illinois State Police say they've launched a statewide manhunt for a gunman who shot a Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputy near Rockford, Illinois.
27-year-old fugitive Jordan D. Spates has a no bond warrant issued for his arrest on the charges of aggravated battery to a police officer with a firearm, as law enforcement continue their hunt for the vile criminal.
According to police sometime after 1 AM Sheriff's Deputies were involved in a high-speed chase of a suspect who refused to stop.
Once the car finally came to a stop and the Deputies began their approach the driver of that car, Jordan D. Spate began firing at the officers and struck one Deputy three times.
Spates then took off running into what law enforcement described as a “heavily wooded area” and the injured officer was sent to a nearby hospital for emergency surgery where he fortunately survived.
The Sheriff's Office then performed a search operation to locate the gunman which involved both officers from multiple local police departments including K-9s and helicopters.
They were, however, able to identify the driver as Spates once detectives examined the vehicle and found narcotics which granted them a search warrant of a home in Rockford that led to the arrest of another man, Jarrion J. Moore who then identified Spates as the driver.
During the warrant execution, police found more narcotics and charged Moore with possession with intent to deliver cocaine and resisting arrest as well as two outstanding warrants he had on file.
Law enforcement is asking anyone with information of Spates to contact them at 815-282-2600 or 815-963-7867.
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