Wayne County deputy killed in shooting; Suspect arrested

A suspect in the fatal shooting of a deputy in Wayne County, Illinois, has been remanded in custody.

The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office says the shooting happened around 6 p.m. 5 a.m. when Deputy Sean Riley tried to help a driver on Interstate 64 near.

WCSO says that when another officer arrived at the scene, Deputy Riley was found dead. Deputy Riley’s team car was missing from the shooting scene and was found abandoned along I-64.

The authorities in St. Peters, Missouri, believed that a suspect in a car hijacking that happened at a local gas station could be the same suspect involved in the shooting against Deputy Riley.

We are told that the car hijacking in St. Peters happened around noon. Authorities say evidence at the scene of the gas station’s car crash in St. Peters linked the suspect seen below with the shooting of Deputy Riley in Illinois.


Photo: Suspected in St. Peter’s carjacking believed to be linked to the shooting of Deputy Riley (St. Peter’s PD)

Around 1:40 p.m., authorities said a suspect had been remanded in custody in connection with the shooting death of Deputy Riley. Another person originally believed to be another suspect in the case turned out to be a victim, according to police.

The identity of the suspect has not been released at this time.

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