Wayne County, Illinois, sheriff’s deputy Sean Riley was shot and killed while responding to a “motorist assist” call near the Indiana state line at 5 a.m. on Wednesday.
Riley responded to the call on I-64 and “when another officer arrived on scene, Deputy Riley was discovered deceased at [the] location,” Tri-State Homepage reported.
Riley’s police vehicle was gone when the second officer arrived as well. The police vehicle was later located abandoned on I-64.
Deputy Sean Riley. End of Watch: December 29,2021
At 1:31 p.m. local time Indiana State Police announced they had a suspect in custody in connection with Riley’s shooting death:
Wayne County Illinois Shooting Update: Police have