Police in East St. Louis shoot armed man firing shots

EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — Authorities in East St. Louis say an armed man was shot by police as he allegedly fired rounds at homes and passing motorists.

Officers from surrounding police departments, including Washington Park, responded to the scene around 6 a.m. Monday.

Washington Park police chief Tony Tomlinson says an officer shot the man. The man was hospitalized. His condition wasn’t immediately available.

No officers were injured.

Tomlinson says police felt the man was a threat because he was allegedly pointing weapons at cars. The man was allegedly armed with a shotgun and pistol.

Illinois State Police are helping with the investigation and forensics.