Illinois Police Officer in Critical Condition After Being Shot Early Saturday

Officer Tim Jones; Photo: Park Forest Police Department

Officer Tim Jones; Photo: Park Forest Police Department

A police officer in Park Forest, IL is in critical condition after being shot by a suspect while investigating a home break-in early Saturday morning.

Officer Tim Jones responded to the scene of a possible break-in and stolen vehicle. When he arrived, officers confronted a suspect fleeing the house. 

The suspect opened fire on officers, striking Officer Jones. Officers on scene returned fire and killed the suspect.

Officer Jones was transported to a local hospital for treatment before being airlifted to Christ Medical Center.

Officer Jones has been with the Park Forest police department for about a year. He is currently listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.

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