A police officer from Carbondale is hospitalized after being shot during a pursuit Sunday night in the city. The officer was injured last night after police responded to shots fired and were pursuing a suspect vehicle when someone in the vehicle fired at the officer, also striking the police car. Police did not return fire.
The injured officer was airlifted to a hospital in St. Louis for continued treatment of serious injuries, and police from several jurisdictions are searching for a suspect inside a tan four-door vehicle. The shooting took place last night just before midnight.