Illinois State Police officer shot while executing warrant

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WHEELING, Ill. (WIFR) -- An Illinois State Police officer is hurt after being shot while executing an arrest/search warrant at a Cook County home.

The unnamed officer, who is 32-years-old and a five year ISP veteran, was shot around 6:30 p.m. Thursday when several rounds were fired from the home.

The warrant follows a traffic stop around 1:30 a.m. the same day on I-294. The suspect was wanted for forcible detention, aggravated assault to a police officer and aggravated unlawful restraint.

The officer was taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries. CBS reports he was struck in the wrist.

The suspect is in custody pending formal charges.

ISP Acting Director Brendan Kelly recognized the bravery of all who responded.

"This officer, and all first responders who responded [yesterday], showed uncommon valor in what is becoming an all too common situation," he said. "The officer and his family will be in our hearts during his recovery."

The investigation remains active.