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Gunfire on I-64 led to one death and injuries to an ISP trooper

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The investigation continues into an officer involved shooting early Tuesday morning on Interstate 64 near Mount Vernon, in which an Illinois State Police trooper was shot.

At approximately 3:00 a.m. on I-64 eastbound at mile post 72, an ISP Trooper stopped to assist a stranded motorist on the right shoulder.

The Trooper encountered 23-year-old Brandon Griffin of Albuquerque, New Mexico and a female passenger in the vehicle.

A second ISP Officer arrived for routine assistance a short time later.

Eventually, an altercation occurred which led to gunfire between Griffin and a responding officer.

A 16-year ISP officer suffered serious, but non-life threatening, injuries after being shot during the altercation and is being treated at a regional hospital.

Griffin was pronounced dead on the scene. The other Trooper and female passenger were uninjured.

Special Agents of the Illinois State Police Division of Internal Investigation are looking into the incident.

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