Illinois State Police have identified a suspect being held in the fatal shooting of a sheriff’s deputy who was responding to a home in which a man was barricaded.

Nathan Woodring of Avon is suspected in the death of 39-year-old Fulton County Deputy Troy Chisum, who was responding to a battery and disturbance call Tuesday in the area of Avon, about 165 miles (266 kilometers) southwest of Chicago.

Authorities say multiple shots were fired during the incident which left Chisum, a 4½-year veteran of the department and a paramedic, dead. He was among four Fulton County deputies who responded to the scene. Additional details weren’t immediately released.

The standoff continued for hours until the 42-year-old Woodring was taken into custody Wednesday. He is being held in the McDonough County Jail in Macomb pending the filing of formal charges.

In this Tuesday, June 25, 2019 photo, law enforcement officers from numerous jurisdictions in central Illinois salute at the emergency entrance at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill., as the body of Fulton County Sheriff’s Deputy Troy Chisum arrives. Authorities say the sheriff’s deputy died after being shot while responding to a call in Avon, Ill., where a suspect was barricaded in a home. (David Zalaznik/Journal Star via AP)

What we know about the suspect

According to the Fulton County State’s Attorney, Woodring had prior run -ins with the law.  Back in 2018 he was charged for resisting and obstruction of a peace officer and fleeing and attempting to elude.  The state’s attorney said  Woodring was sentenced to four days behind bars and two years of probation.

Deputy Chisum was a four-year veteran of the sheriff’s office, a paramedic with the Fulton County Emergency Management Agency, a member of the West Central Special Response Team and the Illinois Law Enforcement Alarm System- Weapons of Mass Destruction Special Response Team. 

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