Man accused of shooting Illinois State Trooper identified

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WHEELING, Ill. (KWQC/AP) – UPDATE 8/16 10:16 p.m. (KWQC) A 43-year-old Wheeling, Ill. man is in custody, accused of shooting an Illinois State Trooper Thursday night.

43-year-old Volodymyr Dragan of Wheeling, Ill. is charged with Attempted Murder after shooting an Illinois State Trooper Thursday night.

Officials announced the arrest of Volodymyr Dragan Friday night. He’s charged with Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Firearm to a Police Officer, Aggravated Unlawful Restraint and Aggravated Assault of a Police officer, all felonies.

Dragan was taken into custody during the execution of a warrant which stemmed from an ISP traffic stop on I-294 at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Thursday.

Dragan is currently in custody pending a bond hearing at the First District Cook County Courthouse on Saturday.

The wounded trooper was released from the hospital on Friday. The officer is a five-year veteran of the Illinois State Police and is 32-years-old.

ORIGINAL: (AP) An Illinois State Police trooper was wounded in a shooting that occurred as the officer was executing a search warrant in suburban Chicago.

In a statement, authorities say officers were serving the search warrant Thursday at a home in Wheeling when someone inside fired shots, striking an officer.

Authorities say the wounded trooper was taken to a nearby hospital with injuries that weren’t life-threatening.

State police say the alleged shooter, who hasn’t been identified, was arrested.

Authorities didn’t say what information investigators were seeking with the warrant.

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