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Deputy Kills Suspect

Story by WBGZ Radio

One man is dead after being shot by a Madison County Sheriff's Deputy Friday night.  The Sheriff's Department received a call of suspicious activity at about 10:15pm at a residence in the 7,100 block of State Route 140 in Edwardsville.  The deputies went to a home next to the one that called for help to investigate, where they were confronted by an armed man outside the residence.

A confrontation ensued and the suspect was shot.  He was pronounced dead at the scene by an investigator with the Madison County Coroner's Office.  The Illinois State Police were called to investigate, as is policy for an officer-involved shooting.  The identity of the deceased has not been released.

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