The Illinois State Police said in a news release that 39 year-old Troy Chisum a Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy had responded to a battery and disturbance call around 2 p.m. in Avon, IL located about 45 miles west of Peoria, IL.
While Troy Chisum was responding to the scene, officials said that "multiple shots were fired," and Chisum was shot and killed.
“On behalf of the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Deputy Chisum," Said Fulton County Sheriff Jeff Standard in a public statement. "Deputy Chisum dedicated his life to the service of his community. His legacy and sacrifice will forever be remembered.”
Chisum, a four and a half year veteran of the sheriff's office and was also a paramedic with the Fulton County EMA. The suspected shooter had barricaded himself at a home in in the rural community, and drew the response of multiple police departments to assist with the "ongoing situation."
State police said the suspect remained barricaded as of Tuesday night. The agency did not release additional information as of Wednesday morning.