Thursday, 16 August, 2018

Dixon High School shooting: IL gunman shot by police resource officer

'Things could have gone much worse': Former student is shot by officer during gunfire exchange at Dixon High School BREAKING: Sauk Valley Media reports Dixon shooter is former student Matt Milby
Jay Anderson | 17 May, 2018, 02:04

Our sister station WLBK in DeKalb reports that a male subject exchanged gunfire with an officer at Dixon High School in Lee County on Wednesday morning.

No students or staff were injured during the incident.

The alleged gunman suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was placed under arrest. Dixon Public Schools are on lockdown.

The suspect is now in custody.

The student and officer were not immediately named.

Dixon police say the resource officer is on paid administrative leave and local law enforcement is conducting an investigation.




Dixon is located 100 miles east of Chicago. Seniors were inside the gym discussing details about their upcoming graduation when a 19-year-old former student started shooting. "With shots ringing out through the hallways of the school, he charged towards the suspect and confronted him head on", Howell said.

Police say the former student acted alone and there's no further threat to the public. Dixon Mayor Liandro Arellanno Jr. expressed gratitude for the outcome and praised the officer.

Sauk Valley Media reports the former student involved in a shooting Wednesday morning is Matt Milby.

UPDATE: Dixon's city manager has confirmed there was a shooting at the high school.

At the end of the news conference, Dixon School District Superintendent Margo Empen thanked law enforcement and the community for their support, and to parents, students and staff for their bravery. The school's resource officer, Mark Dallas, then chased the suspect away and returned fire after the suspect allegedly fired on him; the suspect was shot, but no one else, including Dallas, was injured.

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