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Man Arrested for Danville Officer Shooting

Updated: Sunday, June 1 2014, 02:41 AM CDT


UPDATED
-- The sixteen year veteran Danville police officer who was shot on
Friday was released from the hospital Saturday afternoon and is said to
be in good condition.



DANVILLE -- After a nearly four-hour standoff, authorities arrested a Ridgefarm man suspected of shooting a Danville officer Friday evening.

Police identified 23-year-old Michael
C. Rouse as a possible suspect early Saturday morning. Around 6 p.m.
Rouse was spotted by a Danville officer on Cannon street. The suspect
then ran into a home at 2609 1/2 Cannon Street where he remained for
several hours.

Danville Director of Public Safety Larry Thomason
said there were others inside the house, but the suspect allowed them to
leave.

Officers say it was not a hostage situation.

Shortly
after they were released, the suspect then exited the home of his own
free will. That's when he was placed into police custody around 9:15
p.m. and taken to the Danville Public Safety Building.

Thomason confirmed that warrants had been issued for the suspect from the Illinois Department of Corrections
for Absence without Authorization, no bond and from Vermilion County for Attempted First Degree Murder to a Peace Officer.  

No one was injured during the arrest. Rouse's bond is set at $5 million.Man Arrested for Danville Officer Shooting


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