10/17/2007

Ill. chief shot during traffic stop

By Nicholas J.C. Pistor
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch

ALORTON, Ill. — The Alorton police chief was shot during a struggle with a man after a traffic stop went bad on Tuesday afternoon, according to Illinois State Police.

Authorities say Robert Cummings, the police chief, attempted to arrest a male suspect driving a late model Cadillac during a traffic stop. The suspect, according to police, resisted arrest. A struggle ensued, and gunfire was exchanged.

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