Suspect Identified in Officer Involved Shooting

A suspect has been identified and charged in connection to an officer involved shooting.  The suspect was identified as 49 year-old Larry W. Maddox. The shooting happened on Hwy. 60 in the westbound lanes, near the intersection of 60/61. Police say, a state trooper stopped to help a stranded motorist. As the trooper approached, the motorist opened fire. The trooper then returned gunfire. The trooper was not injured. The suspect was charged with two counts each of of Assault in the 1st Degree, special victim law enforcement officer, and one count of Unlawful Possession of a Firearm and an additional 4 counts of Armed Criminal Action. The suspect is currently recovering at a local hospital from being hit by return fire. Maddox’s bond was set at $250,000.

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