Officer-involved shooting in Streator

Streator Police requested the Illinois State Police (ISP) Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) to investigate an officer involved shooting incident. It happened at a park in Streator (Monday). An alleged assailant is in custody.

The Streator Police Department responded to a call of a man with a knife in Central Park near Wisconsin Avenue and Elm Street in Streator, IL. Upon arrival, an officer encountered a male who charged at the officer with a knife in hand. The officer discharged his weapon, striking the subject two times. A knife was recovered at the scene. The subject was transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. The officer was transported to an area hospital and released.

The subject was identified as 31-year-old Jacob Thompson of Streator. On Wednesday, the Lasalle County State’s Attorney’s office charged Thompson with one count of Aggravated Assault to a Peace Officer (Class 4 Felony). Thompson is currently in custody at the Lasalle County Adult Detention Facility awaiting his bond hearing.

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