Suspect in shooting of Illinois deputy arrested after 19 hour standoff

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AVON, Ill. (WTVO) — The Illinois State Police have made an arrest in the shooting death of a Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy that took place Tuesday.

42-year-old Nathan Woodring was arrested Wednesday, June 26th around 8:20 a.m, after Woodring had barricaded himself inside his house for 19 hours.

Law enforcement was called to a residence in rural Avon around 1:58 p.m. Tuesday for a battery and disturbance call.

Shortly after arrival, Fulton County Deputy Troy Chisum was shot and killed.

“On behalf of the Illinois State Police, I extend my heartfelt condolences to Fulton County Deputy Chisum’s family, friends, and extended family at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office,” stated ISP Acting Director Brendan F. Kelly.

“This is the second time this year the Illinois State Police has safely apprehended an alleged cop killer. Once again, the men and women of the Illinois State Police displayed exceptional professionalism, patience and persistence as they worked side by side with our brothers and sisters through another dark and difficult moment. Mercifully, this incident was concluded with no further harm to first responders, and this defendant can now be brought to justice,” he concluded.

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