A man wanted in connection with a slaying in Chicago has been arrested following the shooting of an Illinois state trooper in Springfield.
The trooper was shot in the leg about 10:45 p.m. Tuesday following an "interaction" with the 37-year-old Chicago man, state police said.
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The man ran from the shooting scene, but was captured about 2 a.m. Wednesday during a search by officers from multiple law enforcement agencies. The trooper was taken to a hospital, and his condition was not released.
The suspect in a Chicago special education teacher's murder has been arrested following an "interaction" with a state trooper, who was shot in the leg.
State police and Chicago police did not provide details of the Chicago slaying, but relatives of Adrianna Lopez told WLS-TV and the Chicago Sun-Times that the suspect in the woman's fatal shooting Sunday night had been arrested.
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Lopez, 37, was shot outside her home in Chicago's Garfield Ridge neighborhood. Chicago police had said she was shot at least 10 times after being approached by a man she knew who was in a dark-colored SUV.
Lopez taught special education at an elementary school in the neighborhood of Brighton Park.
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Springfield is about 210 miles southwest of Chicago.