Fulton County shooting suspect in custody after 19 hour stand off

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AVON, IL (WGEM) — A man suspected of shooting and killing a Fulton County, Illinois, deputy on Tuesday is in jail.

At a news conference Wednesday morning the Illinois State Police and the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office stated that Nathan Woodring, 42, of Avon, Illinois, had been taken into custody Wednesday morning and was lodged in the McDouough County jail.

Woodring’s arrest marked the end of a 19 hour stand off which started shortly after 2 p.m. on Tuesday when Woodring is suspected of shooting deputy Troy Chisum, 39, who was responding to a battery and disturbance call. Chisum later succumbed to his injuries.

Following the shooting, officers from multiple law enforcement agencies responded to the scene to assist at which point Woodring barricaded himself inside the residence.

At approximately 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, Woodring was taken into custody.

ISP said the incident is still under investigation.

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