Man in critical condition after officer-involved shooting in Moline

MOLINE, Illinois -- One man was in critical condition after being injured in an officer-involved shooting.

According to the Rock Island County Integrity Task Force, Moline police responded to a burglary report around 12:35 a.m. Friday, June 22.

The initial report came from the burglary victim in the 3300 block of Avenue of the Cities, according to the task force spokesperson, Lt. Darren Gault.   Investigators encountered a man armed with a handgun in an alley in the 3100 block of Avenue of the Cities.

Police said officers exchanged gunfire with the man, identified as as 26-year-old white man from Moline.  The injured man was taken to a nearby hospital, before being transferred to a facility in Peoria.

Police said no officers were injured in the incident. The Moline officers involved were placed on administrative leave, per standard protocol.

The Rock Island County Integrity Task Force was called in and is now investigating the case.

A witness overnight said they saw one person being taken away in an ambulance. They also said they saw someone being handcuffed by police.

Avenue of the Cities was blocked off for about four hours but was reopened around 4:15 a.m. Friday morning.

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