Cristobal Santana, 37, of Chicago, has formally been charged with attempted murder by Sangamon County State’s Attorney Dan Wright after allegedly shooting an Illinois State Police trooper during a traffic stop in Springfield on Tuesday Night.
Santana is facing six counts, including two counts of attempted murder and multiple battery charges.
Trooper Dakotah Chapman-Green was shot in the leg around 10:44 p.m. on Tuesday in the 1600 block of Toronto Road. Responding officers gave medical aid on the scene until first responders transported the officer to a local hospital.
Santana fled after the shooting but was taken into custody at 1:58 a.m. on Wednesday.
As of Wednesday, ISP said Trooper Chapman-Green was still in the hospital and in serious condition.
Additionally, Santana was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm against a peace officer, aggravated battery against a police officer, and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon.
Santana is also a suspect in a Chicago homicide this past weekend, the shooting and killing of his ex-girlfriend, a special education teacher.