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Romeoville Officer Shot, Armed Suspect at Large as Police Mobilize

Romeoville, Will County – Romeoville shooting, A Romeoville police officer was shot by an armed suspect during a foot pursuit late last night. As of 2 a.m., the suspect remains at large, prompting an extensive search operation in the area. Authorities are urging residents in and around Romeoville to stay indoors and secure their residences until further notice.

The incident unfolded at the intersection of Airport Road and South Budler Road, leading to a rapid response from multiple law enforcement agencies, including Romeoville, Joliet, Darien, Orland Park, Plainfield, Lockport Cresthill, and others. Officers quickly arrived at the scene, taking precautionary measures with weapons drawn and shields at the ready.

News of the incident broke as sources on the ground reported the situation, and news teams promptly arrived to provide live updates. The presence of numerous law enforcement agencies underscored the seriousness of the situation and their unified effort to locate the armed suspect.

Eyewitnesses and preliminary information indicate that the suspect fired at the Romeoville police officer while attempting to evade capture on foot. The injured officer, displaying remarkable resilience, managed to transport himself to a nearby hospital for medical treatment. Fellow officers immediately initiated a pursuit of the suspect, who remains at large at this time.

In response to the ongoing manhunt, Romeoville Police issued a residential advisory, urging residents to stay inside their homes and secure their doors. They emphasized the importance of reporting any suspicious activity exclusively to emergency services by dialing 911, given the unpredictable nature of the situation.

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