Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputy shot, suspect at large- UPDATE
UPDATE (KWQC): A Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputy had attempted to stop a fleeing vehicle when the suspect fled the vehicle and exited on foot.
While fleeing, the suspect pulled out a handgun and fired multiple shots at the deputy, striking him. The suspect then fled on foot into a heavily wooded area in Klehm Arboretum.
A massive manhunt then took place, utilizing K-9 units from the Sheriff's Department, Illinois State Police and Rockford Police along with air support.
Winnebago County Detectives were able to identify the suspected shooter. They also located suspected narcotics in the suspect's vehicle and executed a search warrant at 1033 South Court Street in Rockford.
There, detectives recovered additional suspected narcotics and further evidence.
While at the residence, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for the suspect, Jordan D. Spates of Rockford. Spates has a warrant for aggravated battery to a police officer with a firearm.
Detectives also made an arrest stemming from the residence and arrested 21-year-old Jarrion J. Moore of Rockford. Moore was arrested for possession with intent to deliver cocaine, resisting arrest and two warrants for probation violation and failure to appear.
The Sheriff is requesting the assistance of the public for any information regarding Jordan D. Spates. He is considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information regarding Spates and his whereabouts is asked to contact the Winnebago County Sheriff's Department at 815-282-2600 or Crime Stoppers at 815-963-7867.
The charges against Spates and Moore are merely accusations and they are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
ORIGINAL: A Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputy is expected to be okay after authorities say he was shot during a traffic stop Saturday morning in Rockford.
A search is underway for the man accused of shooting the deputy at South Main and Springfield and then running off.
The deputy is at an area hospital. He has what investigators call "non-life threatening injuries."
Anyone with information should call the Sheriff's Office at 815-319-6432