Investigation Underway Following Officer Involved Shooting in Marion

Investigation Underway Following Officer Involved Shooting in Marion

Marion – An investigation is underway after a Marion Police Officer reportedly shot a man they believed to be wielding a weapon. According to a release from the Marion Police Department, the incident took place at around 8:14 last night when officers were called to the 2600 block of Ingersoll Lane. When officers arrived, a man, identified of Lucas K. Johnson was found carrying what appeared to be a shotgun at or near the front porch of his home. Officers made several attempts to diffuse the situation and ask Johnson to drop his weapon, and eventually a Marion officer fired a shot and struck Johnson. Johnson was taken into custody and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The Illinois State Police are investigating the incident.

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