CARLINVILLE - The Illinois State Police is investigating an "officer-involved" shooting that occurred around 6:15 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, 2023, in the parking lot of Carlinville Area Hospital.

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ISP was called to the situation after a Carlinville Police Officer shot a suspect, who ISP says was driving a stolen vehicle and allegedly pointed a gun at the officer. In these types of officer-involved situations, it is standard protocol for ISP to be contacted for the investigation.

The suspect was airlifted to an area hospital with apparent life-threatening injuries.

ISP continues the investigation today.