Consistent with ISP’s commitment to integrity and public transparency, the videos of the incident are being made available to the public.
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LITCHFIELD - The Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Internal Investigation (DII) continues its investigation into an officer-involved shooting in Litchfield. Today, ISP released video footage from the situation that occurred on November 24, 2022. Litchfield Police Department, Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, and ISP officers responded to a suspicious person at the McDonald’s in Litchfield.
These videos are being released after consultation with and authorization from the Montgomery County State’s Attorney.
ISP said when officers arrived, the individual fled and attempted to hijack a vehicle using a weapon. The subject, identified as 41-year-old Shane M. Boston, displayed a firearm and two Litchfield police officers, a Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputy, and an ISP trooper discharged their firearms. Boston was struck and disarmed and then transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased later that day. No officers were struck or injured during the incident.
In accordance with the Police and Community Relations Improvement Act (50 ILCS 727) and the Illinois State Police Law (20 ILCS 2605), Special Agents of the Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigation are investigating these events.
Please note, due to the nature of the body camera equipment, the first 30 seconds of both videos do not contain audio until the manual activation of the body camera by the officer.
This remains an ongoing investigation and is under review by the Montgomery County State’s Attorney’s Office.