Carbondale police officer in serious condition after being shot

CARBONDALE — A Carbondale police officer is reported to be in serious condition at a St. Louis area hospital after being shot during a pursuit late Sunday night in Carbondale.

According to a report from Carbondale Police, around 11:38 p.m., officers were on patrol in the 700 block of North Robert A. Stalls Street when they determined gunshots were being fired.

While driving toward the source of the gunshots, the officers saw a tan, four-door vehicle driving away from the area at a high rate of speed.

The officers attempted to stop the vehicle and a pursuit began. During the pursuit, a suspect fired several gunshots at the pursuing officers from the fleeing vehicle, striking the police car and one of the police officers which ended the pursuit. No shots were fired by Carbondale Police officers.   

The officer was immediately taken to Memorial Hospital of Carbondale where he was initially treated for a gunshot wound. He was then taken to a St. Louis area hospital for additional treatment.

Police continue to investigate. Anyone with information should call Carbondale Police at 457-3200.