Elgin cop placed on administrative duty after shooting
An Elgin police officer involved in a shooting Saturday morning has been placed on administrative duty while Illinois State Police investigate, police said Sunday.
On Saturday morning, the officer shot a suspect who attempted to escape from the squad car while en route to bond court in Rolling Meadows.
While the investigation takes place, Elgin Police Cmdr. Glenn Theriault said it is standard procedure to place an officer involved in a shooting on administrative duty.
The Illinois State Police is conducting two investigations: one into the shooting and another into the prisoner's actions, Theriault said.
The state police are involved because the shooting took place on a state highway outside of Elgin's jurisdiction -- on northbound Route 53 near the Algonquin Road exit.
Theriault would not say where the suspect was shot or how many shots were fired. The offender was taken to Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge. The suspect's condition is not known.
Theriault said the suspect was being transported to bond court on outstanding warrants, including one for driving while license revoked in Cook County and also one for fleeing and eluding police in Boone County.
The officer, who was transporting the suspect alone, wasn't physically injured but was taken to a hospital per standard procedure, Theriault said.