Shots Fired at Winnebago County Deputy

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The officer was out on patrol at Leesburg Court and Lyford Road just before midnight. He approached two suspicious people who ran away from him and that started a foot chase.

A confrontation took place between one of the subjects and the deputy and a shot was allegedly fired at the deputy. The officer returned fire and the suspects sped away. It turns out the officer was not hit.

Suspect #1 is a white male, 6'2" and was last seen wearing dark clothing.

Suspect #2 is a male about 5'10" also wearing dark clothing.

The vehicle they got away in is a light colored pickup truck, possibly white or tan. If you can provide any facts, call Crime Stoppers at 963-7867 or 1-888-769-STOP.