Updated: Police identify man shot on I-88

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An apparent crash and shooting involving police blocked Interstate 88 in the area of Highway 30 on Friday, November 22, 2013.

Eastbound I-88 was blocked at mile marker 26 just after 11 a.m.  The road remained blocked at 3:30 p.m.  The roadway reopened shortly before 6 p.m. on Friday after police had said that it would likely remain closed for three to four more hours.

Initial reports indicated someone reported a possible shooting in the area of I-88 near the exit to Highway 30, at about mile marker 35.  There was confusion about whether there was a crash at the scene as well, since a wreck involving a police vehicle was also involved.

It did appear that a full-size SUV and a state police car collided.  Both vehicles were sideways along the side of I-88.  Police later confirmed a shooting happened, but they did not immediately release details of who fired a weapon and who, if anyone, was shot.

A spokesperson for Illinois State Police later said the incident was the result of a traffic stop gone wrong.

“An ISP trooper on patrol in the vicinity of I-88 + MP35  conducted a traffic stop.   The driver of the stopped car aggressively pinned the trooper between his (car) and another while the trooper was on foot.  Shots were fired and an (Illinois) DNR officer who responded to the scene in fear for his life and the life of the trooper discharged his weapon and  shot the offender,” said Monique Bond of the Illinois State Police.

The trooper involved in the incident suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

Multiple police and state police vehicles were sent to the area.  Initial information indicated multiple ambulances also responded.

At a news conference held later that afternoon, a police spokesperson said the trooper tried to pull over a tan SUV after the SUV driver reportedly called 911.  During the traffic stop, the SUV driver allegedly used his vehicle to attack the trooper.  That’s when an Illinois Department of Natural Resources conservation officer, also on the scene, shot the SUV driver.

The SUV driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police later identified the SUV driver as 30-year-old Shane David Cataline of Toledo, Ohio.  Cataline was the only person in his vehicle.

4 comments

  • dee

    Is this the same conservation officer who shot the cat? A little trigger happy for me. He needs too be investigated and removed from service. Just what Illinois needs is a trigger happy officer. Wasn’t killing the cat enough of a thrill for you?

    • ben

      If you know anything about law enforcement you know that it is justified to use deadly force if you are being attacked by 2 ton weapon against another human being. Think before you speak.

    • Jeremiah

      Here is an idea, try doing our job and tell us we are trigger happy. If it is the same officer then its unfortunate for him that he was forced to do this. Because you don’t know, I will educate you. We don’t decide to shoot people. The subject makes that decision, were are unfortunately the ones who have to carry it out to save someone else.

      Have you ever shot someone or killed them in defense of yourself or others, I can tell you from personal experience its not something we want to to but are forced to do. We live with the rest of our lives. You should be ashamed of yourself for posting this. Unlike you I fought for this country and my freedom. I fought for your freedom also, I just wish you would exercise your right to remain silent.

      • leigh

        Jeremiah – Thank you for your words of wisdom and experience. No one, unless they have an officers job, can ever understand what you do and what you have to sacrifice. All I can say is, thank you for your service.

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