Traffic accident at 16th and Miller. One appears injured and on the way to the hospital via ambulance.
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Springfield Leaks is working on a developing story of a possible shooting. Sources say there is at least one victim who was taken to the Hospital by ambulance. The ambulance was trailed by a Springfield Police Sergeant.
Currently Illinois State Police is on scene.
A Springfield Police officer struggled with a man over a gun. The man and the SPD officer fell to the ground. Once on the ground, the officer shot the man with the gun in his leg. Both the officer and subject were taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
SPD was called out to the area of Gregory Court after someone called 911 and hung up. While in the area, officers seen the man armed with a weapon.
The incident occurred in the 1800 block of Gregory Court.
Illinois State Police is on scene due to the SPD officer shooting the man.
Springfield Leaks has received word that parts of the 23-hundred page Illinois State Police report on the actions of Springfield police detectives Jim Graham and Paul Carpenter has been released.
Stay tuned to Springfield Leaks for more details.
The Springfield City Council voted to go into executive session to address some concerns that have been brought up within the last few hours.
After executive session: Kenny Winslow was approved to become the next Springfield Police Chief.
Also in attendance at the City Council meeting was Sgt. Jeff Barr and his wife. Sgt. Barr is accused of buying a motorcycle at half its value knowing that the ownership was under dispute in a domestic relationship. A lawsuit has been filed in federal court and Barr still owns the bike. Click here to read the story. Barr was suspended as a result of buying the disputed motorcycle.
According to a source of Springfield Leaks, Winslow and Barr are close friends and Barr is looking at being promoted to assist the Deputy Chief of Administrative Services.
Sgt. Barr and wife left shortly after City Council voted to go into executive session.
Lt. Wendell Banks was also in attendance. Banks did not speak at the meeting and was just in attendance.
Questions about the department structure and organization are questions that several alderman are having concerns with.