Police Officer Shoots Suspect Who Opened Fire At Dixon High School

Police Officer Shoots Suspect Who Opened Fire At Dixon High School

- A suspect was taken into custody after shooting at a school resource officer Wednesday morning at Dixon High School. Sauk Valley Media is reporting that the suspect is a 19-year-old former student of the school.

The Dixon school district has instructed parents to pick up their students at the Al Morrison Baseball field.

The incident happened about 8 a.m. Wednesday inside the school at 300 Lincoln Statue Drive, according to Danny Langloss, the Dixon city manager. The suspect fired at the officer, who shot back, injuring the gunman. The suspect is in custody and is receiving medical treatment. The Dixon High School and all Dixon Public Schools are on lockdown.

He was injured, but his wounds are not believed to be life-threatening, according to KCRG.

Authorities at the high school Wednesday morning
Authorities at the high school Wednesday morning

Police believe he acted alone, but provided no possible motive.

Multiple police agencies responded to the scene. Peoria Avenue which borders the east side of the high school, was closed for the investigation.

When we contacted the Dixon Police Department, they said they could not confirm or deny the report.

This is a developing story.

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