Man charged with attempted murder, accused of shooting ISP Trooper

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DOWNERS GROVE, Ill.– The Illinois State Police arrested a man for attempted murder of an ISP trooper.

At approximately 6:30 p.m. Thursday, ISP officers responded to a residence in Wheeling, IL to execute an arrest/ search warrant for 43-year-old Voldoymyr Dragan at his residence.

During the execution of the warrant, shots were fired from inside Dragan’s residence and an ISP officer was shot. The officer was transported to a local area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, and was released Friday.

Police said the execution of the warrant stemmed from a traffic stop incident on I-294 early Thursday morning. At around 1:30 a.m. the incident resulted in charges of Aggravated Battery with a Firearm to a Police Officer (Class X Felony), Aggravated Unlawful Restraint (Class 2 Felony), Aggravated Assault of a Police Officer (Class 4 Felony), and Attempted Murder (Class X Felony).

ISP Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly said, ““I’m proud of the performance, professionalism and restraint, all Illinois State Police officers displayed during the apprehension of this suspect.”

A bond hearing will be held Saturday at the First District Cook County Courthouse.

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