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Suspect in Trooper's Shooting Charged with Attempted Murder

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.

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