On September 30, 2023 officers responded to an active shooter incident at the Sangamon County Juvenile Detention Facility. Information was received that the subject was armed, had possibly shot an individual, and was holding another hostage.
Upon arrival, officers encountered the armed subject at the entrance to the facility, and the suspect was shot by Springfield Police. The injured suspect was transported by ambulance to HSHS St. John’s Hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries.
All SPD officers involved in the incident have been cleared by the Sangamon County State’s Attorney’s Office.
As part of the Springfield Police Department’s assurance of transparency to the community, the below link provides a narrated video of the officer-involved shooting that occurred at the Juvenile Detention Center.
This video contains the scene of a disturbing situation that may not be appropriate for some viewers.