Two Macoupin County Sheriff's Deputies will be on administrative leave after an incident late last night near Mount Olive. The Macoupin County Sheriff's Office says two deputies were responding to a well-being check just west of town on Highway 138 when they shot a suspect who was allegedly pointing a weapon at them.
The suspect was taken to a hospital in Springfield for treatment and the Illinois State Police has been called in to investigate the incident. Initial reports say the suspect was a family member of an elderly woman who lived at the house. She was not injured, and neither officer suffered any injuries.