UPDATE: Man Killed By MCSD Deputy Identified
EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. (KMOX) – Illinois State Police are investigating a deadly shooting involving a Madison County Sheriff’s deputy.
The sheriff’s department says it happened shortly after ten, Friday night, in the 7100 block of State Route 140 in rural Edwardsville.
Deputies responding to a call of suspicious activity found a man armed with a gun outside a home. There was a confrontation, and a deputy shot the man.
State Police Lt. Dave Wasmuth tells KMOX an autopsy was held on 51-year-old Barry Cloninger of rural Edwardsville, Saturday morning. Results have not been released.
Lieutenant Wasmuth says the Madison County deputy who fired the fatal shot has been placed on administrative leave, as is routine in an officer-involved shooting.
Police continue to interview witnesses.
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EDWARDSVILLE, IL (KMOX) – A Friday night shooting involving a Madison County Sheriff’s deputy has left one person dead.
The Sheriff’s department says officers were responding to a call of suspicious activity shortly after ten p.m. in the 7100 block of State Route 140, when they found a man armed with a gun outside a home.
There was a confrontation, and a deputy shot the man. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.
The investigation into the shooting has been turned over to Illinois State Police.