MADISON COUNTY, Ill. – A Pontoon Beach police officer died Tuesday just hours after being shot at a local gas station earlier that morning.
The shooting took place around 7:50 a.m. at the Speedway gas station near the intersection of Illinois 111 and Interstate 270.
Illinois State Police say Officer Tyler Timmons approached a person in a suspected stolen vehicle. That individual then started firing at Timmons.
The suspected shooter was taken into custody at the scene of the shooting.
Timmons was taken to a nearby hospital and then airlifted to St. Louis for further treatment. He was pronounced dead a short time later.